Takkula is surprised that the Greens Chairman Anni Sinnemäki and MEP Heidi Hautala have not disowned what their fellow party member said.
MEP Hannu Takkula (center) believes that human rights organization Amnesty International, Finnish director Frank Johansson would have to resign.
Takkula’s demand is based on column written by Johansson’s in the Iltalehti a couple of weekes ago titled “Israel is a Scum state”.
– The representative of an independent organization can not tolerate such prejudice, racism and outright anti-Semitism, Takkula said on Sunday at the Israel Day celebration in Pori.
Johansson has already removed the writings from the magazine pages. His comments on the new web magazine caused a stir in Finland in August.
– It’s what I was trying to say, was misunderstood and associated with the position on Amnesty. It also was translated incorrectly, which is why it offended people, in particular in Israel, but also elsewhere in the world. I did not mean to offend. Therefore I deleted the post, “Johansson says.
According to Johansson’s blog, he wrote as an individual and not representative of Amnesty International.