Posts By: Migrant Tales

Attacks against Soini, Ahmed and the Muslim community of Finland are symptoms of our silence

What do the attacks against Blue Reform Foreign Minister Timo Soini in Vantaa Sunday and today against Left Alliance MP candidate Suldaan Said Ahmed tell us about today’s Finland? They tell us of a country that has been asleep to the threat of far-right extremism,  Islamophobia and other forms of racism and hate speech. 

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A racist harassing a young Muslim woman at the bus terminal of Mikkeli, Finland

On taking the 8:30 pm bus today to Helsinki from Mikkeli, a white-middle-aged redneck (WhiMAR) started to get too close to a young young woman, possibly from Afghanistan, with an older lady and a young man. It wasn’t clear what the man said to the young woman, but he told his fat WhiMAR friend that, “She’s a good- looking woman even if she wears a rag [hijab].”

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Asylum seeker hiding in Kemi, Finland: “Why do they [Finnish Immigration Service] make our lives so difficult?”

Migrant Tales reported Thursday about how a deportation had broken and separated a family of three (or four) in the northern Finnish city of Kemi. The family’s father, 58, and son deported on Thursday at around noon to Lebanon while the mother, 56, escaped from the hospital and is now in hiding. 

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Kemi is a good example of Finland’s hostile environment against asylum seekers and migrants

The small 50-70 strong Iraqi community of the northern Finnish city of Kemi (pop. 21,256 in 2017) is feeling the brunt of the Islamophobic reaction of the highly publicized sexual assault cases of Oulu, located just 106 km from the city. 

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A deportation that broke a family of three (or four) in Kemi, Finland

Migrant Tales understands that the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) ordered on Wednesday the detention of three asylum seekers living in the northern Finnish city of Kemi. Two of them, the father and son, were deported Thursday at 12:30 from Helsinki to Lebanon. The wife, who experienced the loss of her son in 2015 due to cancer, has gone into hiding after she escaped from the hospital. 

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Abdirahim Husu Hussein: It’s time for change

Have you applied for a rental property from your city but have had to wait for years simply because of your foreign name, while witnessing Finnish names get served within max 6 months? Over 100 cases have been recorded so far.

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Ignacio Pérez Pérez: Two pictures after what happened in New Zealand

Ignacio Pérez Pérez was kind enough to send us these pictures taken from the Helsinki Railway Station shortly after the atrocities in New Zealand. There is a lot of care and love after so much hate.  Thank you Ignacio for sharing this with us.

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