Posts Tagged: Islamophobia

A racist harassing a young Muslim woman at the bus terminal of Mikkeli, Finland

On taking the 8:30 pm bus today to Helsinki from Mikkeli, a white-middle-aged redneck (WhiMAR) started to get too close to a young young woman, possibly from Afghanistan, with an older lady and a young man. It wasn’t clear what the man said to the young woman, but he told his fat WhiMAR friend that, “She’s a good- looking woman even if she wears a rag [hijab].”

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Kemi is a good example of Finland’s hostile environment against asylum seekers and migrants

The small 50-70 strong Iraqi community of the northern Finnish city of Kemi (pop. 21,256 in 2017) is feeling the brunt of the Islamophobic reaction of the highly publicized sexual assault cases of Oulu, located just 106 km from the city. 

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One step forward for Islamophobes and two steps back for the Finnish media

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Teuvo Hakkarainen, convicted for ethnic agitation and sexual harassment, is on the roll with the media again. This time, the PS MP has taped on his car anti-immigration slogans like “stop refugee terrorism – out of this country every [asylum seeker] man.” 

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Statement Islamic Society of Northern Finland: Leadership is needed

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم POHJOIS – SUOMEN ISLAMILAINEN YHDYSKUNTA ISLAMIC SOCEITY OF NORTHERN FINLAND الرابطة الإسلامية لشمال فنلندا            We on behalf of Islamic Society of Northern Finland would like to state the following with reference to the atrocities and masacar happened in New Zealand. Atrocities such as what happened in New Zealand Friday

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The Perussuomalaiset of Finland try to play down New Zealand atrocities but fail

In Finland, the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* is an extremist far-right party that fear-mongers about Muslims and migrants. For many PS politicians, the Oulu sexual abuse cases came as an election lifesaver until Friday, when an Australian white supremacist murdered in cold blood 49 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand. 

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Once again politicians and the media show no leadership about the terrorist attack in New Zealand

The atrocity we witnessed through the media of the cold-blooded and calculated killings that left so far 49 dead and many wounded in New Zealand were not mentioned once by some ministers on Facebook. These ministers are the ones who have fueled and nurtured Finland’s hostile environment against Muslims and migrants. Moreover, how many editorials were written in the Finnish media about what happened and how it is a warning to us too? 

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Shed an alligator tear for me: Foreign Minister Timo Soini condemns terrorist attack in New Zealand

After creating a hostile environment against Muslims and migrants in Finland, Blue Reform* Foreign Minister Timo Soini has the audacity to condemn what happened in New Zealand as “cowardly,” according to Yle News. We condemn him and the actions of the Finnish government of cowardice in the face of defending and making every Muslim and migrant feel secure in Finland.

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