Posts Tagged: Finland

An Iraqi family in Finland and their brave 13-year-old daughter

Asylum seekers and migrants commonly get in touch with Migrant Tales like a Turkmen Iraqi family below who feared being deported back to their former home country. Their daughter is 13 years old and she speaks at least five languages. Since she is the only one who can speak Finnish, she not only interprets language but the family’s anxiety and fear. 

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Facebook: Believe it or not, a “foreign-looking man” saved a woman’s life in the Kamppi metro station on Monday

Migrant Tales insight: The Facebook post sent to me today about a foreigner who allegedly saved a person’s life at the Kamppi metro station. But how is this possible? Aren’t all migrants criminals and cannon fodder used by political parties to attract votes? Thank you Nadia Hellsten for the heads-up.  

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Migrant Tales’ first-ever “WARNING: ISLAMOPHOBIC AND XENOPHOBIC CONTENT ON STEROIDS (Katie Hopkins, Tiina Wiik and Junnes Lokka)

Katie Hopkins, the former columnist who got the boot from the Daily Mail and who has had to pay exorbitant sums for defamation, visited Oulu this week and was the special guests of Tiina Wiik and Junnes Lokka, both who have made a name in the same way as Hopkins – by spreading bigotry and Islmophobia.

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WARNING: ISLAMOPHOBIC CONTENT – Laura Huhtasaari (Suomen Uutiset)

Why is this Islamophobic? Perussuomalaiset* Vice President Laura Huhtasaari usually makes Islamophobic comments on steroids and other times without them. In the news story below, Huhtasaari, who is an avid follower of US President Donald Trump’s and Hungarian strongman Viktor Orbán’s anti-immigration policies, says that her party has the right solutions to migration and wants

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WARNING: XENOPHOBIC CONTENT- “Stripping citizenship from dual citizens” (Yle)

WHY? The story by Yle flirting with xenophobia or xenophobic? A good news story is one that has different opinions. Certainly, if Interior Minister Kai Mykkänen suggests that naturalization laws should change in light of what happened in Oulu, there are other opinions on the negative impact of such a change in the law. One matter that

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Migrant Tales to launch new column to warn readers of toxic and racist content on the Internet and print media

As the parliamentary elections near in April and the EU elections in May, the Finnish print media and social media littered by politicians who are spreading Islamophobic, anti-semitic, racist, Afrophobic, anti-Roma and xenophobic content.  Each story we pick from the net will get a classification and a short explanation why. The first one to make it on the

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Finnish white privilege #58: How the police, media and politicians fuel Finland’s hostile environment against Muslims and migrants

As the sexual abuse cases in Oulu gather more steam and public outrage, one of the lessons we are overlooking is our reaction and racism. What role do the police, media and politicians play in fostering hostility towards migrants in general and Muslims in particular?

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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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