Posts Tagged: Finland

Migrant Tales Literary: تب Fever

By Dana زارم مکن،خوارم مکن،از غصه بیمارم مکن    شلاق را از من جدا،زخمی و بر دارم مکن Don’t feel sorry for me, don’t degrade me, don’t make me feel any sicker from my sorrow Don’t whip me, don’t injure me, don’t send me to the gallows. دیو خموش تیره راخجلان و زندان میکنم      آب خنک

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A-Studio’s immigrant rape report: A prejudiced storm in a tea cup

An A-Studio report on the “high” amount of rape convictions of foreigners in Finland is not only another unfortunate example of arbitrary reporting by the Finnish media, but reinforces the perception of how hate groups in this country use crime statistics against immigrants.   Migrant Tales encountered another similar story about foreign rape cases in April

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PS MP shows more ”tolerant” side to Helsingin Sanomat concerning homosexuality

Contrary to what James Hirvisaari commented on the Hommaforum website, the Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP gave a more “tolerant” view on Helsingin Sanomat concerning his statement that homosexuality is “a sexual developmental disability.”   Hirvisaari said that even a disabled people like homosexuals need to accept themselves for what they are, he emphasized that  homosexuality or

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Finnish anti-immigration party MP claims homosexuality to be a “disability in sexual development”

In light of the municipal elections of October 28 and the Perussuomalaliset (PS) party’s poll standings, it’s no surprise that MPs of the right-wing populist party like James Hirvisaari are leading the charge against different minorities in Finland. In a comment on Hommaforum, the PS MP considered homosexuality to be “a disability in sexual development.”*  Hommaforum

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Racist graffiti appears (again) in an eastern Finnish city

It was only in 2010 when Kansainvälinen Mikkeli (International Mikkeli) brought to the city’s attention racist graffiti. To the association’s surprise, the graffiti had been on the walls of the Kattilansilta School and an underpass for over six months. Nobody, never mind the city, appeared to care too much about them.   While this type of

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PBS documentary: U.S. Border Patrol, an example we should avoid

When I grew up in Southern California, the object of racist insults weren’t only blacks but especially Mexicans. Even if there were no Mexicans never mind blacks at our elementary school in Hollywood, some students – if not all – had very strong prejudices against them.  An investigative documentary by PBS shows that not only

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Migrant Tales Literary: A warning: Finland

By Dana خشم است خوراک مرد بیمار               عاقل نرود پی بد احوال Anger is the food of sick men        wiser men don’t feed off such feelings گر زخم زنی به جان نیکان                جان تو شود نصیب دیوان If u stab a good human’s spirit       ur spirit will end up being

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