PS’ Timo Soini claims he’s “surprised” that not more immigrants want to move to Finland

PS’ Timo Soini claims he’s “surprised” that not more immigrants want to move to Finland

Blogger: Migrant Tales Politicians sometimes say pretty incredible things. What do you think if the leader of Finland’s biggest anti-immigration party in parliament states that he’s surprised that not more immigrants move to Finland? And then the leader of this party, Timo Soini, puts the icing on the cake and is quoted on YLE in English as saying that Finland “is […] more…
Being responsible in debates about immigration and extremism

Being responsible in debates about immigration and extremism

Blogger: Mark Extremism almost never sees itself as ‘extreme’ When I was young I studied ‘brainwashing’ as part of my studies in psychology. One feature that constantly emerged was how ‘extreme’ interpretations of events typically took a grain of truth and wrapped it up in a generalisation such that it would act as a shield to any […] more…
UPDATE (Feb. 27): Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism

UPDATE (Feb. 27): Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism

Blogger: Migrant Tales Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism will be updated separately. To see other examples of opinionated journalism in Finland about cultural diversity, please go to this link.  Feb. 27 Rasistinen vai ei? Oikeusoppineet arvioivat perussuomalaisten maahanmuutto-ohjelma (YLE Kioski) What’s wrong with this story? A story published by YLE Kioski asked a number of law professors […] more…
Migrants’ Rights Network: Is the penny finally dropping? – Migration is a sign of how normal a society is, rather than a threat to its existence

Migrants’ Rights Network: Is the penny finally dropping? – Migration is a sign of how normal a society is, rather than a threat to its existence

Blogger: Migrant Tales Don Flynn* The fact that the government failed to reach its target for reducing net migration is bad news for them, but rather good news when considered as an indication of an economy not still mired in deepest recession.   Read full blog entry here.   How does a government deal with bad news that […] more…
Sending Finland to a retirement home

Sending Finland to a retirement home

Blogger: Migrant Tales Parties like the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* and anti-immigration politicians like MEP Jussi Halla-aho should be thankful to migrants and multicultural Finns. Where would these anti-immigration populists be today without their near-constant attacks against our ever-growing culturally and ethnically diverse society?   Source: theinspirationroom.com.   While anti-immigration rhetoric has poisoned the air and made life difficult for […] more…
UPDATE (Mar. 1): Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism

UPDATE (Mar. 1): Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism

Blogger: Migrant Tales Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism will be updated separately. To see other examples of opinionated journalism in Finland about cultural diversity, please go to this link.  Mar. 1 Surmatut ja epäilty ovat ulkomaalaistaustaisia, mutta asuneet Suomessa pitkään  (MTV3) What’s wrong with the headline? Three migrants were killed by another foreigner on Sunday in […] more…
Amnesty International cites (again) Finland’s human rights violations against refugee, migrant and transgender rights

Amnesty International cites (again) Finland’s human rights violations against refugee, migrant and transgender rights

Blogger: Migrant Tales Amnesty International criticized Finland in a 2014-15 country report on human rights violations for its treatment of asylum seekers, migrants, transgender people and conscientious objectors, according to YLE in English. It said that police inaction agains women and girls was another cause for concern.  Should we be surprised? Not really. Finland has had a poor […] more…
UPDATE (Feb. 26): Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism

UPDATE (Feb. 26): Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism

Blogger: Migrant Tales Migrant Tales’2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism will be updated separately. To see other examples of opinionated journalism in Finland about cultural diversity, please go to this link.  Feb. 26 Koraaninluku radiossa nosti raivon – “Sotkee nuorten päät ja vihasoppa on valmis” (Helsingin Uutiset) What’s wrong with this story? Helsingin Uutiset is a community paper […] more…
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