“Refugees” attacked in Finland

Photo: Reuters

Photo: Reuters

As you can see from the photo above, the refugees are families, women, children, elderly and infirm.

Oh no… wait. ?Healthy looking men.

Only.

Finland’s government has condemned a racist protest in which demonstrators ? including one dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit ? attacked a bus transporting asylum seekers.

Local media has shown images of around 40 protesters, some with burning torches, throwing fireworks at a bus which was transporting asylum seekers, mostly families with children, to a new reception centre in the southern city of Lahti.

One of the protesters could be seen dressed in a white hood, a symbol of the racist American Ku Klux Klan, with a Finnish flag in his hand.

They also threw stones at Red Cross volunteers, although no one was hurt at the incident.

Prime Minister Juha Sipila condemned the attack on Twitter, saying “threats and violence against asylum seekers and migrants are absolutely unacceptable.”

“Finland’s government condemns last night’s racist protests against the asylum seekers who have come to the country. Violence and threatening behaviour is always indefensible,” a government statement said.

The police held two protesters after the incident and said they were likely to face fines.

I don’t condone anyone breaking the law. ?But European governments are walking a fine line between pandering to the UN and international pressure and fulfilling the duty of protecting its own sovereignty and its citizenry.

Once you have people taking to violence, it is because talking is no longer working. ? The people in Finland clearly do not want to have fighting age Muslim men added to their social welfare system.

Who can blame them?

I can but hope that when New Zealand chooses its share of Syrians, they are genuine refugees, can prove they are normal families and have absolutely no relationship with ISIS, terrorism or radical Islam. ? In fact, why don’t we play it safe and predominantly?accept women, children, gays and Christians?

 

– AFP via 3 News

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