PRIME MINISTER Juha Sipilä (Centre) has accused two of his fellow party leaders of exploiting sex crimes committed by immigrants for political benefit.
“I’m not surprised that crimes like these are common among immigrants, because that’s a statistical fact. No one approves of these crimes, no one wants these criminals here,” he stated during an election debate organised in Oulu on Monday by Kaleva and YLE.
“What has surprised me is that people are flirting and seeking power with these kinds of horrible things – deaths, rapes. This is what’s disgusting about politics,” added Sipilä.
The debate moderators asked him, repeatedly, to clarify whom he is referring to.
“This gentleman next to me and the gentleman a few seats that way are flirting with the issue,” Sipilä responded, pointing to Jussi Halla-aho, the chairperson of the Finns Party, and Paavo Väyrynen, the chairperson of the Seven Star Movement.
Halla-aho responded to the criticism later by stating that it seems that there is never an appropriate time to talk about the side effects of immigration.
“We’re in a bit of an odd situation. If you warn about these things in advance, it’s considered unwarranted scaremongering. If you draw attention to them in hindsight, it’s considered disgusting flirtation with crime. I’d like to know when is an appropriate time to talk about the side effects associated with immigration,” retorted Halla-aho.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: Uusi Suomi