Eh…Islamonazi jihadi terrorists struck Spain…get it straight or forgo the condolences…
Typical political pablum when the people need a dose of real straight talk.
Finnish leaders were quick to react to the terror attacks in Barcelona on Thursday, in which a van tore down the La Rambla boulevard in the centre of the city. At least thirteen people were killed and dozens injured in the attack.
“Terrorists attack Europe again,” wrote President Sauli Niinistö on Twitter in Finnish. “I’m following the situation in Barcelona with the utmost gravity. Strength to the victims, their loved ones and to first responders.”
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä also tweeted his reaction.
“#Barcelona My thoughts are with the victims and their families,” wrote the premier. “Strongly condemning terror in all forms.”
Foreign Minister Timo Soini told Yle that his department can’t rule out the possibility that Finns were hurt in the attack, as there were large numbers of Finnish citizens in the area.
“In Barcelona there are around 500 Finnish residents,” said Soini. “Finnair flies there every day, along with a couple of budget airlines. Now again it’s hoped that people notify us of their travels. As I understand it some 85 notifications have been received and there are many more Finns there. It’s hoped that people notify us as loved ones are worried and we can pass the information along.”
Travellers who had notified the ministry were sent a message within minutes of the attack, urging them to follow the advice of the local authorities. Finnish citizens in the area can notify the ministry via the matkustusilmoitus.fi website.