I’ve been saying that for a few years now, just think if we had a similar minded political class in power, none of these girls would have been gang raped, used as sexual fodder…
Finland’s president says migrants are threatening Western values and many are not fleeing danger but just looking for an easier life
- Sauli Niinistö says too many migrants are ‘merely seeking better life’
- President warns that massive influx of refugees is ‘challenging our values’
- Finland says it will reject 20,000 of the 32,000 asylum claims from last year
- See more news on the migrant crisis at www.dailymail.co.uk/migrantcrisis
Finland’s president has warned the migration crisis poses a serious threat to Western values and called for tougher rules to stop refugees entering Europe simply for a better life.
Sauli Niinistö used his parliamentary address to criticise Geneva Conventions, saying they allowed too many people to claim asylum when they weren’t genuinely in need.
‘Migration is a serious problem,’ he said at the opening of the legislature’s Spring term yesterday.
‘Europe, Finland, the Western way of thinking and our values have all been challenged by it.’
Mr Niinisto, a former lawyer, said that while a few years ago European countries regarded their values as ‘unquestionable’ they were now fighting to preserve them.
In comments reported by Yleisradio Oy, he added: ‘We must help those who are in distress or being persecuted.
‘At the moment, however, we cannot help those who are merely seeking a better life or feel that their circumstances and future are difficult in their home countries.’