Posts Tagged: oulu

The media of Finland is part of the country’s Islamophobia and racism problem

Journalists and newspapers in Finland, especially tabloids like Iltalehti, Ilta-Sanomat and state broadcaster YLE, are prime examples of not only white Finnish privilege but of white Finnish overkill and rage. 

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The wise tales of Uncle Toms and the unbalanced reporting of the Finnish media

Tabloid Ilta-Sanomat, which was complicit in the early 1990s of spreading racism wholesale in Finland, hasn’t yet apologized for its reporting about groups like the Somalis. In an interview with a Kurdish Islamophobe, Sheida Sohrabi, Ilta-Sanomat signals that it will never apologize for its shoddy and one-sided reporting. 

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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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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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