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Tony Öhberg

The Finnish rap artist Paleface is one of the performers at the mass demonstration against racism. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

“I cannot accept this kind of political attitude in any country. Olli, you should go home and eat makkara alone.”

This is one of the comments on Finland Today’s Facebook page relating to the writings of Finns party member, Olli Immonen, who in a nutshell wants to “defeat this nightmare called multiculturalism.”

And if such utterance was not enough, a closer analysis reveals that Immonen’s political outburst carries a similar tone than the manifesto of the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik.

“Immonen’s text is like a summary of Breivik’s ideology in his manifesto and the answer to Breivik’s challenge to fight against multiculturalism,” Pekka Vennamo, the former leader of the Finnish Rural Party, a precursor to the Finns, writes on Facebook.

But the masses are not going to stand still and tolerate this kind of intolerance.

At the moment of writing this article 10,000 people have announced to join a mass demonstration titled “Multiculturalism Is Not a Nightmare”, arranged at Kansalaistori in Helsinki on Tuesday evening at 17:00.

“Multiculturalism is a difficult subject, but the one who doesn’t learn it has no future in the world,” the former foreign minister Erkki Tuomioja (SDP) said in a bulletin.

Many front row artists, including Anssi Kela, Maija Vilkkumaa, Anna Puu and Paleface are going to perform at the event and many politicians, sportsmen and influential people are going to hold speeches.

“I dream of a world where there is no room for hate speech and we can be proud of this aspect in Finland as well,” said Tuomioja.

Multiculturalism Is Not a Nightmare, a demonstration against racism, at Kansalaistori (Citizens’ Square) at Alvar Aallon kuja 2, Helsinki on Tuesday July 28 from 17 to 20. The event page can be found here.