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violent far-right in finland 

Helsinki police dept has just published stats for last year. There were 57 reported cases of ”violent extremist crimes”. Of those 56 were connected to far-right, 1 to far-left, and 0 were religiously motivated (definitions from the police).

So yes, I can clearly see how both extremes are represented here! (/sarcasm)

yle.fi/uutiset/3-10051204

violent far-right in finland 

@Stoori This is from two years ago. There is probably stats for last year somewhere.

violent far-right in finland 

@jonne oh damn, it was linked today by a very source-critical friend without any mention, of course i assumed it would be from today...

violent far-right in finland 

@Stoori What does "far-right" mean in a Finnish context? Anti-immigrant, I suppose?

violent far-right in finland 

@mpjgregoire that, plus using nazi symbolism and spreading nazi ideology openly, including hatred towards other minorities than immigrants too. (also note that anti-immigrantism isn't aimed against scandinavic, germanic or white angloamerican immigrants...)

plus a big dose of pan-nordic ideology (which is a weird component, as majority of finns are not actually scandinavic and hatred towards sweden and swedish is common)

violent far-right in finland 

@Stoori Nasty. Hard to believe anyone would want to associate himself with the Third Reich, which was diabolical and a disaster even in its own terms. But some people do.

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