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Facebook Soldiers of Odin: Asylum seeker and migrant hunting season have kicked off…

Far-right vigilante group Soldiers of Odin want to take the law in their hands by hunting pedophiles. After a bla-bla-bla Finnish macho rant, one of the vigilante members takes a club and starts threatening suspected “paedophiles,” which is a word used to mean asylum seekers. The masked vigilante warns in the video: “Pedophiles and raunchy

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Toisen kirjeen suomalaisille suomalaiselta äidiltä miehensä säilönotosta ja mahdollisesta pakkopalautuksesta

Migrant Tales julkaisee toisen kirjeen suomalaiselta naiselta, joka synyttää pian irakilaismiehen ja hänen toisen lapsen. Ensimmäinen kirje julkaistiin toukokuun alussa. Suomessa, Maahanmuuttovirasto (Migri) katsoo ettei lapsi tarvitse isänsä ja siksi hänet voi pakkopaualttaa. Hyvä lukija,  Lasteni isää on pidetty nyt säilössä 43 päivää. Tänä aikana hän on jäänyt niin paljosta paitsi, lapsemme oppii joka päivä uusia

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Minority representation and trickle-down equality

“There are two lessons to learn from Mr. [Sajid] Javid’s appointment: The fight against an unjust immigration system [in the UK] does not change with a new home secretary, and if we remain satisfied with representation as the sole means of progress, diversity becomes a shield for a government’s institutionally racist policies.” “If we get more

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Kirje suomalaisille suomalaiselta äidiltä miehensä säilönotosta ja mahdollisesta pakkopalautuksesta

Migrant Tales julkaisee kirje suomalaiselta naiselta, joka synyttää pian irakilaismiehen ja hänen toinen lapsi. Suomessa, Maahanmuuttovirasto (Migri) katsoo ettei lapsi tarvitse isänsä ja siksi hänet voi pakkopaualttaa.

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Four questions about the Finnish chapter of The State of Islamophobia in Europe report

The State of Islamophobia in Europe report was published on Monday. Linda Hyökki, is the researcher who did the report on Finland. Migrant Tales asked her four questions about the report.  Linda Hyökki* Migrant Tales (MT): What surprised you the most about doing the last report on Finland? Leena Hyökki: “There were no drastically surprising changes when

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The mood is so bad, so unhealthy, that there is no way to talk rationally,” according to Emma Bonino

“Sooner or later, we will recognize that we need them [immigrants],” says former Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino. “For the moment the political mood is so bad, so unhealthy, that there is no way to talk rationally.”

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A letter from a Palestinian asylum seeker who fears his family will be deported from Finland

I am Fadi,* a Palestinian refugee born in Lebanon at Ain Alhliwa refugee camp. The camp itself is a big prison, just like Gaza.

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Two deportations, one Afghan, one Iraqi

Migrant Tales got two messages Wednesday night from two asylum seekers. One told about an Afghan asylum seeker at the Espoo asylum reception center run by Luona, and the other was of an Iraqi national at the Suonsaari asylum reception center in Mikkeli. Both were detained by the police and are awaiting deportation. 

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