MigriLeaks: Mikä on henkilökohtaista?

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Maahanmuuttoviraston Migrin linjan mukaan toissijaisen suojelun saaminen Irakissa edellyttää, että turvapaikanhakijalla on henkilökohtaiset perusteet vainolle:

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Migrin mielikuvituksella ei ole rajoja kun keksitään syitä miksi vaino EI olisi henkilökohtaista:

25-vuotias turvapaikanhakija Bagdadista on työskennellyt amerikkalaisille ja joutunut vuonna 2013 tappouhkausten kohteeksi koska häntä on pidetty vakoojana. Vuonna 2014 uhkaukset ovat jatkuneet ja perheen taloa on ammuttu. Vuonna 2016 isä on siepattu ja äiti pahoinpidelty.

Mutta koska oikeudenloukkaukset ovat kohdistuneet vuonna 2014 ja 2016 koko perheeseen ja myös todistajia on uhkailtu, Migrin mielestä vaino ei ole henkilökohtaista eikä pelko objektiivisesti perusteltua.

Migri kirjoittaa perusteluissaan näin:

”Koska olit perheesi kokemaa uhkausta ja ampumavälikohtausta ennen siirtynyt asumaan kotikaupunkisi sisällä toiselle alueelle, ja uhkausten sisältönä oli muualle siirtyminen, uhkaus ei ole voinut kohdistua sinuun henkilökohtaisesti. Asiassasi ei ole myöskään esitetty mitään mikä antaisi perusteltua syytä epäillä, että vuoden 2014 uhkaus ja ampumavälikohtaus olisivat syy-yhteydessä vuonna 2013 saamaasi uhkaukseen ja aiempaan työhösi tai että niiden takana olisivat samat tahot… perheesi kotiin on hyökätty 2016, äitisi pahoinpidelty, isäsi siepattu ja asiasta tehty rikosilmoitus. Asiassa ei ole esitetty mitään, mikä antaisi perusteltua syytä epäillä, että nämä tapahtumat liittyisivät suoranaisesti sinun saamiisi uhkauksiin tai ampumavälikohtaukseen.”

Kuitenkin samaisessa KHO:n päätöksessä, johon Migri viittaa, toissijainen suojelu on myönnetty turvapaikanhakijalle, vaikka henkilöön itseensä ei ollut kohdistunut uhkaa:

“Muutoksenhakijan isällä on henkilökohtaisia ja vakavia kokemuksia mielivaltaisesta väkivallasta Bagdadissa. Nämä kokemukset…eivät yksin osoita, että…vaara koskisi juuri muutoksenhakijaa. Nämä kokemukset on kuitenkin otettava huomioon arvioitaessa koskeeko ulkomaalaislain 88 pykälän 1 momentin 3 momentissa tarkoitettu vaara juuri häntä.”

Seuraavassa turvapaikanhakijan negatiivinen päätös:

Olet hakenut Suomesta kansainvälistä suojelua. Olet kertonut turvapaikkapuhuttelussa hakevasi Suomesta kansainvälistä suojelua, koska olet saanut aseelliselta ryhmittymältä uhkauksia sen takia, että olet työskennellyt aiemmin amerikkalaisten joukkojen kanssa ja perheesi taloa on ammuskeltu.

Asianajajan toimittamat lisäselvitykset, joiden mukaan kotiinne on hyökätty, jolloin äitisi on pahoinpidelty, ja isäsi on siepattu, asiasta on tehty rikosilmoitus, joka on toimitettu Maahanmuuttovirastoon pahoinpidellyn äitisi valokuvien kanssa.

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How Sampo Terho’s essay in 2007 is still the norm but in a different context to fuel fear and racism of migrants and minorities

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Finnish Perussuomalaiset (PS)* parliamentary group leader Sampo Terho wrote a decade ago in Kanava an essay with the classic far-right populist rhetoric about the threat of migration. His point of view in the essay is not only sinister but was a central argument used by parties like the PS to attract voters and that their racism was “normal.”  

UPDATED (20.3): By publishing this baloney in a respected publication like Kanava, Terho’s aim is to substantiate his racist points of views.  

Many politicians who wrote racist things in the past and which helped them get elected want us to forget.

We cannot and should not forget for the sake of decency and respect for future generations.

Terho is not just any PS MP with racist views, but one that is vying to become chairman of the anti-immigration party after Timo Soini steps down in early June.

In a letter to the editor to Helsingin Sanomat, Terho claims that his or Halla-aho’s election to the helm of the party will not force it a path of “sheer darkness and evil.”

Columnist Yrjö Rautio wrote in Helsingin Sanomat Friday that if either Terho or Halla-aho become chairman of the PS it would not only mean the end of Soini’s populist project but a slip into “sheer darkness and evil.”

We disagree with part of Rautio’s analysis. The PS was always a party of “sheer darkness and evil” and its main architect is Soini.

Who is Terho anyway and what are his thoughts about migration and cultural diversity?

Even if the PS MP has tried to hide what he wrote in Kanava, it is a classic example of the racism and ethnocentrism that is spread by far-right and right-wing populist anti-immigration groups at the time to instill fear, hostility and racism against migrants and minorities.

Let’s look at some of the main points of Terho’s essay headlined, “European’s past and future.”

Read full essay here.
  • Terho groups humans in the essay into three racial groups: “Negroid, Mongoloid and Caucasian;”
  • The European population of Africans will grow three-fold by 2050;

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Announcement: Save people in Mosul event in Helsinki on March 21 at 11 AM-6 PM

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Mosul is a city located in the north of Iraq and the scene of some heavy fighting between groups like Isis and the Iraqi army. It has left hundreds of thousands of people from the area displaced. These people are being helped by Finnish and European relief organizations. 

Making matters worse is the Iraqi government, corruption and its total lack of caring for the Mosul civilian population.
“We want people in Finland to get a first-hand view of the humanitarian crisis in that city,” said one of the organizers, Muhammad M. “A Finnish women who recently visited the city will tell us about what she saw.”

According to Muhammad M., much of the reporting from Mosul has been under the protection of the Iraqi army but that the Finnish woman that went there visited the camps were there are some 250,000 displaced people.

“The Swedish media has pretty good coverage of what happens in Mosul but it’s the opposite in Finland,” he concluded. “I hope a lot of people attend the event.”
Go to Facebook invitation here.

Timo Soini and the denial of Finland’s racism problem

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Perussuomalaiset (PS)* chairman Timo Soini announced after being at the helm of the anti-immigration party for twenty years that he’ll step down as chairman in June. The narrative and the way that some newspapers and politicians are picturing Soini is a good example of Finland’s denial of racism. 

Who gave a voice and platform to politicians that have made their political careers on spreading racism and bigotry like Jussi Halla-aho, Sampo Terho, Olli Immonen, James Hirvisaari, Tony Halme and a very long list of others? All you have to do is to take a look at the hateful quotes these politicians have made against migrants and minorities to understand the connection between Soini and them.

Why is it difficult to exclude and call out a party like the PS, Soini and its politicians as racist bigots?

The answer is simple: Very little to no cultural and ethnic diversity.

Racism doesn’t impact them directly and it’s invigorating for some of them to watch since they reinforce their closet racism.

PS MP and leader of the party’s parliamentary group Sampo Terho is worried about white Europeans becoming a minority due to Muslims. Source: Verkkouutiset.

While there are many examples of how our denial of racism is perpetuated, a few recent examples highlight how it’s done. One of these is Social Democratic Party MEP Liisa Jaakonsaari who said in last week’s A-studio:Talk that Soini was now ok because “he’s not a racist.”

“I respect Timo Soini,” she said. “He has said a number of times that he isn’t a racist, even if I want votes of the racists, I’m not racist [he’s said].”

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“Integration” Denmark style: Eat your racist cake and have it

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Integration Minister Inger Stojberg celebrates the fiftieth amendment to tighten immigration policy. Yes, the “integration” minister celebrated by buying a cake to tell her constituents that in Denmark we celebrate when we pass laws that make migrants’ and asylum seekers’ lives more difficult.

She writes on her Facebook wall:

“Today I got the 50th amendment to tighten immigration controls ratified. This needs celebrating!”

Even if some would want to throw the cake in the picture in her face, we should thank Stojberg for revealing the undercurrent of white nativist privilege and power in the Nordic region. Denmark is one toxic example.

No, Stojberg isn’t a member of the xenophobic Danish People’s Party (DPP) but a member of the Liberal Party. Yes, “liberal,” what ever that means in today’s Denmark.

Matters have gotten so out of hand in Denmark that politicians like Stojberg compete against the DPP to be crowned the most xenophobic. Even parties like the Social Democrats are no different.

Xenophobia is like a drug for Danish politicians. They need their daily fix like Stojberg’s cake.

The integration minister’s cake is another example of Denmark as not only a country that is xenophobic but one that is xenophobic on steroids. Read full post here.

Stojberg’s cake has been commented on widely in social media. Even the New York Times wrote about it.

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Somali National Television: Stop deportations! demonstration in Helsinki

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Xassan Kaafi Maxamed Xalane is a Somali National Television journalist who shares another news clip about the Iraqi and Afghan asylum seekers demonstrating since February against unfair deportations and rejections for asylum by the Finnish Immigration Service. 

We at Migrant Tales agree and support 150% these people who were attracted to Finland by their hope to live in a country that could give them shelter and which respects human rights.

That was pretty much a lie if we look at the track record of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s government.

لا استئناف لقرار الرفض لانك ستحصل على قرار سلبي في كل الاحوال

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هذا ما قاله مسؤول في الشرطة لعائله ارادت الاستئناف .

ما يمكن ان يكون تأثير تعليق كهذا من قبل احد رجال الشرطه على عائله من طالبي اللجوء بهدف عرقله اجراءات الاستئناف ؟

حكايات المهاجرين علمت ان عائله عراقيه مولفه من زوج وزوجه وطفل بالاضافه لوالده الزوج  قد توجهت لاستلام الرفض الاول فقال لهم الشرطي : لا تطلبوا الاستئناف من المحكمه لانكم ستحصلون على قرار سلبي بكل الاحوال.

الاطفال الذين تظاهروا في كمب كولاري خلال شهر مايو ايار والذين ادت جهودهم الى طرد مساعد المدير

هذا الجواب الذي يكشف معرفه الشرطي بنظامنا القانوني الذي يعطي كل من على ارض فنلندا الحق به بغض النظر عن خلفيته.

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Asylum seekers: Finland is not a country that abides by the rule of law

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What does a comment by a police service official say about our country if he obstructs an asylum seekers’ right to justice? Migrant Tales understands that an Iraqi family, made up of a husband, wife, mother-in-law and a child, was told the following by a police official after receiving their first rejection for asylum from the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri).
 
“Don’t appeal the decision [to the district court] because you’re going to get a negative decision anyway,” the police official is said to have told the family.
 
What does the answer from the police official reveal about his knowledge of our legal system and who has access to it? 
 
Children demonstrating in May at the Kolari asylum reception center that led to the sacking of the deputy manager.

The police official’s answer to the family reveals, in our opinion, not only contempt for the asylum seekers but for our laws and institutions.

If we have police officials that advise and give legal counsel to asylum seekers as if they had a crystal ball, it’s clear that we’re in trouble. We are in a predicament because for the police official to give such advice it means that their is widespread complicity.

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