What YLE is characterizing in fact, are racist ultra-nationalists of the socialist Left (Neo-Nazis/Fascist elements) in Finnish society. But of course they couldn’t name them like that (it would have been too precise), nor resist lumping the anti-Islamization movement in with the lot, though they have absolutely nothing to do with each other. This is the creation of a meme, something of which they want to impress upon the consciousness of the public at large, it’s outright propaganda, sanctioned and supported by the state with our own tax Euros. Do take note of the glaring lack of objectivity and intellectual honesty in the article,
A report issued by The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (SUPO) last August highlighted the threat of anti-jihadism. This is an ultra rightist view which claims Islam poses a threat to Europe and that the power elite are responsible for immigration and problems linked to it. Anti-jihadists believe democratic means can no longer solve the problem
You see folks, according to the meme being presented, there is no current problem with Islam whatsoever, it’s a ”mere claim” by those of warning about Islamization, there’s nothing really happening to be alarmed about, it’s an ”ultra rightist view” to say otherwise. Those of us who refuse anti-civil/human rights sharia law from being accepted as a parallel legal system within our liberal (classical sense) democracies are supposedly the problem, not the ignoramuses in elected office who allow for such nonsense.
The iron triangle of the academy, state media and elected officials do in fact exist, and form a ”power elite”, but they’re a self anointed elite that exists in an echo chamber, and anyone, or any party for that matter, that challenges their views and policies, faces intimidation and outright smearing.
As for YLE assertion that “Anti-jihadists believe democratic means can no longer solve the problem”, then how do they explain the rise of the Finns Party or the Sweden Democrats, and that of the Danish Folke Party, and the Netherlands PVV etc. etc. etc.? Also the Brussels Process, began in Brussels at the EU parliament building in 2012, a bold initiative meant to influence European political parties into rejecting sharia law and safeguard our civil liberties and human rights?
YLE is a pathetic organization.
Extreme right radicals seeking more visible presence in Finland
Some Finnish extremist groups are promoting their message more publicly. In some cases, this has lead to public scuffles. The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (SUPO) notes that while only a few extreme groups exist in the country, their influence must not be underrated. However, they stress matters should be considered in perspective.
Last week’s stabbing incident at the Jyväskylä city library has rekindled discussion concerning extremist groups in Finland. SUPO estimates around twenty extremist groups currently operate in Finland. They believe membership to total several dozen persons. Nonetheless, SUPO agrees with the public view that such groups have been seeking a higher profile recently.
”General activity has increased and their ideology has been on display,” says Tuomas Portaankorva, Chief Superintendent at SUPO.
To some extent, general public discussion has allowed for extreme views to be aired more publicly. However, Portaankorva advises that matters should be viewed in the correct context.
”Even if we say that membership numbers are small, it does not mean that we are underrating the phenomena. It must, however, be seen in a proper perspective.
Individual acts or idealism
A report issued by The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (SUPO) last August highlighted the threat of anti-jihadism. This is an ultra rightist view which claims Islam poses a threat to Europe and that the power elite are responsible for immigration and problems linked to it. Anti-jihadists believe democratic means can no longer solve the problem.
SUPO’s report concentrated on the violent actions of Anders Behring Breivik in Norway and considered whether Finnish extremists could perpetrate similar terrorist attacks. The report concluded that they could.
“Breivik should not be considered as a crazy lone wolf. He probably carried out his deadly attacks by himself but he was not alone with his ideological views,” writes SUPO researcher Maria Paaso in the report.
However, the extreme right is not a single entity. Many groups and activists exist each with partially similar doctrines. Nationalism remains a common theme in addition to opposition to those from “elsewhere” that extremists claim to pose a threat to national culture. Behind this is the belief that society, the political establishment and media encourage “non Finnish values.”