Posts Tagged: oulu

Oulu has turned Finland into a more hostile place for migrants, especially Muslims 

A journalist asked me what I thought about the reaction of the politicians to the sexual assault cases in Oulu. Certainly, any sensible person would condemn such acts. But what could we say about the politicians and the media? My answer: The reaction of the politicians and the media is a clear sign of Finland’s ever-worsening

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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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After Metsälä, Joutseno, Oulu will become Finland’s third immigration removal center

Finland’s third immigration removal center will start operating from the summer of 2019 in the northern city of Oulu, according to YLE. Finland has two detention centers located in the Helsinki neighborhood of Metsälä and in the eastern Finnish town of Joutseno.  The new immigration removal center house 30 people. The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri)

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A #righttolife demonstration starts in Oulu from March 11 and the reception has been very favorable

As the #righttolife demonstration grows and becomes stronger at the Helsinki Railway Station, a group of Iraqis organized a similar demonstration in the northern Finnish city of Oulu from March 11, according to Ali Asaad Hasan.

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Timo Soini's little PS fish and big PS fishes

The PS councilman Tommi Rautio scandal, where he stated on Facebook that he’d decorate the Finn who killed a Moroccan native in cold blood at a pizzeria Oulu, is turning into a messy Breivik-type watershed for the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The concern raised by PS chairman Timo Soini, and how the Rautio scandal has already impacted the party’s popularity internally and externally, is clear in its new non-convincing get-tough stance on racism.

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Populist PS of Finland: Living and dying by the political sword

The chairman of the right-wing populist Perussuomalaiset (PS), Timo Soini, has stated publicly on numerous occasions how racism and hate speech should have no role in his party. He has said that those who wander down such a questionable path will end up being devoured by their hatred.

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Another tragic killing of an immigrant in Finland, in Oulu again

This is the third story in a span of over two weeks where an immigrant has died violently. The latest tragic event took place in Oulu, where a Somali national fell off the sixth floor trying to escape three Finns that barged into his home. A Finn entered a pizzeria in Oulu and shot dead an immigrant worker and injured the owner after he took his life.

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Migrant Tales wants to hear your story

Thanks to you, Migrant Tales has achieved one of its most important aims: “To be a voice for those whose views and situation are understood poorly and heard faintly by the media, politicians and public.” In order for our voice to be heard by politicians, civil servants and the general public, we would like to publish more stories about your experiences in Finland.

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