Johannes Sipola is a Perussuomalaiset (PS)* Youth leader of the Northern Finnish region of Lapland. He makes provocative statements like wishing only white men a nice father’s day but in the latest one, he condones the terrorist attack in New Zealand.
So what did Sipola say?
In the tweet below, he states: “The New Zealand case show ever-convincingly that multicultural society does not work. When other people [of other backgrounds] rape and kill enough [people], it is only a question of time when there will be a reaction from the opposite side. First and foremost, everyone defends their own kind.”
This statement is by a member of a party that was in government and has 17 MPs. The PS is participating in the upcoming parliamentary elections of April 14 and hopes to capitalize on anti-immigration sentiment as it did in the 2011 and 2015 elections.
* The far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13, 2017, into two factions, th e PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. Despite the name changes, we believe that it is the same party in different clothing. Both factions are hostile to cultural diversity never mind Muslims and other visible minorities. One is more open about it while the other says it in a different way.
A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Official translations of the Finnish name of the party, such as Finns Party or True Finns, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and racism. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and after that the acronym PS.