Sunday, April 17, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/17/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/17/2011There was quite a bit of “Camp of the Saints” news today — I’ll discuss it tomorrow in its own post, if I have time.

The big news of the day was the enormous success of the True Finns party in the Finnish elections. The vote spread among the top four parties was only about 0.1%, and the True Finns were the only party that did not lose seats. They came in third, and will be one of the coalition parties in the new government. They are not only opposed to more cultural enrichment, they are Euro-skeptics, which makes this a double win from our perspective.

Jussi Halla-aho, who has guest-posted here at Gates of Vienna in the past, was elected to the Finnish Parliament — definitely a red-letter day for the Counterjihad.

In other news, violent protesters in Jordan clashed with police, and 40 policemen were injured. 70 Salafist demonstrators were arrested during the protests.

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Daath said...

Some details about Jussi Halla-aho's election triumph:

He ran in Helsinki electoral district, which has traditionally been a weak area for True Finns. He secured a second highest count of votes there (14844). The first place went to the young and charismatic Left Alliance party leader Arhinmäki (17099). However it should be noted that as the party leader he took part in party debates and numerous interviews, and as such, had much more publicity than Halla-aho. Even so his party lost two seats in Parliament, and even better, the foremost multiculti-party Greens suffered a crushing defeat, losing five of their previous fifteen seats. The hardcore multiculturalist Astrid Thors, the immigration minister of the current government, ran in the same district, and while she managed to barely retain her seat, she got over ten thousand votes less than Halla-aho, a pretty brutal rebuttal for her politics.

Halla-aho also managed to collect a historical amount of donations from citizens - over 60,000 euros. It's not a record amount, but these weren't large donations of 1000+ euros from wealthy citizens, but mostly small ones in tens of euros from ordinary folk. This is a testament to the effective networking of Finnish nationalists in previous years and the significant grass-roots support for Halla-aho's cause.

Lastly, other True Finns candidates with special interest in immigration questions did also pretty well.