Foreign train cleaner violently attacked in the Kainuu region of Finland

by , under Enrique

A black train cleaner working for VR, the state-owned railways company, was violently attacked on Tuesday by two men in the city of Kajaani, located in the region of Kainuu, according to Iltalehti. The wounds the attackers inflicted on the man are so serious that he will be operated. 

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Iltalehti repors that the wife of the victim told the tabloid that her husband was attacked on Tuesday at 11:30pm. According to her, her thirty-year-old husband took the trash out when two men surrounded  him. The black man thought that the two men were asking for directions but that is when they started to insult him in a racist manner.

Two Finnish suspects were detained by the police but released. The police is now looking for two foreigners.

Migrant Tales will report more on what happened when it gets more information from its own sources.

 

  1. D4R

    This is really sad news. The man was doing his job,cleaning the dirt of ya people, not being social bum as some Finns would call often vicible foreigners, and this is what happens in 2013>? i thought we were making a progress but no we just happen to regress socially in this country.

    • Farang

      D4R, did you notice that the attackers were foreigners, not Finns? From your reply I get impression that you are accusing Finns.

  2. D4R

    Farang – permanent resident on March 9, 2013 at 9:37 am
    D4R, did you notice that the attackers were foreigners, not Finns? From your reply I get impression that you are accusing Finns.

    I’m accusing only some Finns but not all Finns. People must be seen as individuals. All Finns are not alikes, but there are many ignorant Finns in this country who sees nothing wrong i hating other races and generalizing them, that must be tackled.

  3. Happy

    To Farang and DR4, does it matter whether the attackers were foreigners or Finns? We Should be asking why such a nonsense attack should even occur, and since we are in Finland, we should wonder why its happening here. What is the trigger? And what are we, as a society doing to ensure skin color never fully determines who we are.

    Its a shame, the recent political developments in Finland have really emboldened some racists who would otherwise hide their hate.

  4. PS voter

    D4R, did you notice that the attackers were foreigners, not Finns? From your reply I get impression that you are accusing Finns.

    For some reason, this brings to my mind the arson of a ethnic Pizza restaurant in Tampere, where several persons died. The assumption was that it was some kind of racist attack, and huge scandal against those that are critical towards mass immigration, but later it was revealed that it was nothing that sort. It was just an attempt to make an insurance fraud and then the people who originally were really loud and condemned the brutality of the act, were suddenly completely silent.

    I don’t claim that this is insurance fraud or faked in any way. However, as often is reminded on Hommaforum, the initial appearance of some crime might not be the whole truth. I think that it would be good idea to remember that lesson on Migrant Tales as well. I have several times seen that on Migrant Tales there is accusation of racist motive in crime, when later it is revealed that it doesn’t seem to be the case.

    Of course, the crimes are unfortunate, sad and horrific even when there is no racist motive. However, if racism is chanted too easily, what happens is so called boy who cried wolf phenomenon, where people stop listening sources who seem to have unreliable history. And I feel that is something what is happening with racism and not just on Migrant Tales and not just in cases where there has been some horrific crime. And also crimes done by immigrants against Finns (or other immigrants) are horrific.

    And I think that the lack of self-criticism and gratitude is another problem facing Migrant Tales. I think that more people might feel more sympathy for foreign born people (on Migrant Tales), if they sometimes would find even some small problems in non-Finnish ethnic groups that are wrong and need to get fixed and not always just in native-Finns. And it would also help if instead of always complaining of not getting enough of something, there would be some kind of thanking of the hospitality they have received from Finland. Finland is not a paradise for anybody — and I am quite sceptical if there ever can be anything resembling a paradise on Earth, but I know many much worse countries and countries that do much less for immigrants or refugees than Finland.

  5. Farang

    Happy

    To Farang and DR4, does it matter whether the attackers were foreigners or Finns? We Should be asking why such a nonsense attack should even occur, and since we are in Finland, we should wonder why its happening here. What is the trigger?

    No, it doesn’t matter. I just didn’t want this case to be used against Finns.

    And even you comment is a little bit loaded. It gives impression that it might somehow be a fault of Finland that someone commits a crime here. As you asked “what is the trigger?” after making a clear remark that it happened in Finland.

  6. Happy

    Happy

    No, it doesn’t matter. I just didn’t want this case to be used against Finns.

    And even you comment is a little bit loaded. It gives impression that it might somehow be a fault of Finland that someone commits a crime here. As you asked “what is the trigger?” after making a clear remark that it happened in Finland.

    Your constant obsession with ensuring that “no one blames Finland” is depressing. The issue here is, an individual was racially attacked. Oh, hang on, to you, that’s not important. Yes, it happened in Finland. It is individuals like you, who give ammunition to racists, by providing irrational justifications, as you have always done on Migrant Tales. Unfortunately, most of your listeners are limited by bounded rationality in their judgments, as such, they don’t pose to think even one bit about the consequences of their actions. Instead, they rely on your nonsense, crazy rationalizations.
    There can never be a rational justification to attack another human being solely on the basis for their skin color. This is not about Finland, it is about the kind of society we want in Finland. Do we want a society based on hate and bigotry, or based on mutual respect, empathy, and tolerance. I hope and pray for the latter.

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