Yle’s Ykkösamu talk show exposed to a tee what the parliament’s new foreign affairs committee chairperson thinks of Human Rights. The first question by the host forced Perussuomalaiset (PS)* Jussi Halla-aho, who was convicted in 2012 for ethnic agitation and breaching the sanctity of religion, to reinforce his contempt of Human Rights.
The interview was done after Halla-aho began his mandate as chairperson of parliament’s foreign affairs committee.
“The Perussuomalaisets’ view [on human rights] is that the right to move to Finland and remain here is not a human right but a privilege,” he told the host, adding that Finns’ human rights, like the right to security and wellbeing, should be taken into account.
In plain English, Halla-aho loathes asylum seekers.
Let’s give Halla-aho a few pointers on Human Rights and cut through the chase.
Yes, there is another point that Halla-aho made about the human rights of Finns. He states this with a poker face even if his past writings have encouraged foreigners to rape politicians like Eva Biaudet and Tarja Filatov.
Let’s not mention all the insecurity that Halla-aho’s racism has brought on our culturally diverse communities.
The former chairperson of the PS should take a look at article 3 of the Human Rights Declaration: Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and personal security. Thus the security of Finns that Halla-aho mentions and their wellbeing are in the Human Rights declaration.
Halla-aho is a slippery eel.
He should know that the Human Rights Declaration guarantees safety from violence and persecution.
The final judgment of his new role as chairperson of the foreign affairs committee is that he is a shame to Finland and an affront to Human Rights.