Posts Tagged: crime

Dr Abdul Mannan: Muslims want to live in harmony with the rest of Finnish society

Dr. Abdul Mannan, the imam and the president of the Oulu-based Islamic Society of Northern Finland, is adamant about one matter: Those who are guilty of sexual assault should pay for their crimes. He said that the suspects, which number 16 men, have also brought shame to their community.

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Facebook Abdirahim Husu Hussein: Migrants are individuals and you can’t paint them with a single brush

Migrant Tales insight: Everyone that lives in Finland deserves to live in a safe environment.  Read the original posting here. 

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Two Police statements, two different views on the racialization of crime

What happens when a crime happens? Which groups get singled out and what is the age limit for labelling them? 

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A letter to Finland about hate crime*

Dear Finland, 

Our family suffered a terrible crime on February 23 in Vantaa when three youths approached my husband from Pakistan at night and asked for a cigarette. My husband is a good and loving person. If you ask him for a cigarette, he’ll give you two. But there was a problem: The three youths that asked for cigarettes looked like minors.

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Finnish police service claims that sexual harassment is new in Finland’s sexual crime history

Finnish deputy chief of police of Helsinki, Ilkka Koskimäki, is the latest representative of the police service whose statements have left people scratching their heads. He’s quoted as saying in the Daily Telegraph: “This phenomenon [sexual harassment] is new in Finnish sexual crime history. We have never before had this kind of sexual harassment happening at

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Was PS MP James Hirvisaari bullied at school and in the army?

The most recent scandal to rock the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party is another sad chapter in the history of the right-wing populist party and for the same reason: racism. The culprits are now MP James Hirvisaari and Kai Haavisto, member of the party’s Uusimaa regional board. What’s wrong with these people? How can anyone who can

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Anti-immigration sound-bite: Rape! Rape! RAPE!

I was surprised to read a blog post on Uusi Suomi by Kai Haavisto, a Perussuomalaiset (PS) politician from Espoo, who suggested that those groups that are prone to commit rape should be castrated chemically before being allowed to live in Finland.  Haavisto is well-known for his racist views. One of his blog entries in

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Crime statistics are used shamelessly by certain groups in Finland to label immigrants

Hannu Niemi, a Justice Ministry researcher, says that crime rates by immigrants in Finland have been exaggerated by the media, report Länsi Uusimaa and Uusi Suomi. He believes that there is a political aim by some groups to cite national origin in crime statistics in order to label whole groups. Migrant Tales spoke with Niemi in the spring, when

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