Within the political dialogue between parties, and their constituencies, the only ones speaking about ‘race’ are the divide and rule parties on the hard Left, who use race, much like the Democrat Party in the US to rile up support and paint their opposition as bigots.
The Finns Party is NOT an anti-immigrant party, but calls for managed immigration (as opposed to open/unfettered borders = mass immigration) that benefits Finnish society only. Not playing by the rules the ruling elite invent to bolster their monopoly on the debate, is a prudent choice to make. Make a clear distinction between themselves and the rest of the swamp, giving the voters a clear option for their representation in government.
Finns Party vetoed anti-racism line in joint leaders’ statement
The Finns Party vetoed an anti-racism line in a joint party leaders’ statement this week, opening cracks in the broad front agreed on Wednesday calling for a “peaceful, fact-based, respectful discussion” on immigration and security issues.
There is already discord over a joint statement by Finnish political party leaders agreed on Wednesday, in which they aimed to calm heated rhetoric in debate over security and immigration following last month’s attacks in Turku.
The statement condemned terrorism, violence and hate speech, and also called for a “peaceful, fact-based, respectful discussion” of immigration.
The Finns Party representative at the talks has revealed that she refused to sanction wording that would have explicitly condemned racism.
“We should join together to oppose terrorists’ hate speech against the west,” said Huhtasaari. “The word ‘racism’ would not have been appropriate.”
Huhtasaari has been nominated to be the Finns Party candidate in January’s presidential election, as leader Jussi Halla-aho declined to stand. The first-term MP from Pori is a critic of immigration and the theory of evolution, and a former schoolteacher.
According to Huhtasaari, she believes the wording of the declaration condemning hate speech was directed at people inciting terror attacks.
“This joint statement was made so that every party could commit to it and that’s why it was vague,” said Huhtasaari. “To me, hate speech means the hate directed at western countries at this moment.”
On Thursday Huhtasaari was reprimanded by Prime Minister Juha Sipilä for criticising Muslim immigration and ‘Islamic values’ in her speech during the first debate after the state opening of parliament.
“Representative Huhtasaari, we were in the same meeting,” said Sipilä. “We condemned all types of hate speech then.”
Hate speech is a contested term, but the European council’s committee of ministers defines it as covering all forms of expressions that spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other forms of hatred based on intolerance.