Posts Tagged: President Sauli Niinistö

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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White Finnish privilege #55: It is that time of the year – Christmas!

Far-right poliicians and Islamophobes of varying hues commonly blame Muslims for banning traditional Christmas parties at school. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. Those wanting to remove Christmas parties are Finns who believe that religion should not play a role in our schools since we are officially a secular state.  What happens when most

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Exposing white Finnish privilege #47: President Sauli Niinistö’s “culture inside four walls”

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED Instead of showing leadership and giving a public face to our ever-growing culturally and ethnically diverse non-white society, President Sauli Niinistö does the opposite again. I have said it before and I wil say it again: President Niinistö is no friend of non-white Finland.  In an interview on YLE, Niinistö gave

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Finland rolls back the clock and flirts with the cold war when every foreigner was seen as a potential threat

In another move to punish former migrants who are naturalized Finns, the government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, which shares power with the National Coalition Party and anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset,* plans to introduce a new law to parliament within weeks that will prohibit dual citizens from holding certain jobs that involve national security, according to Seijnäjoki-based daily Ilkka, which cites Finnish News Agency (STT).

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The fallacy of the “two extremes” argument in Finland on immigration, asylum seekers and our ever-growing culturally diverse society

Here’s a simple question: Why does the police, like President Sauli Niinistö, see the present debate on immigration, asylum seekers and our ever-growing culturally and ethnically diverse society being conducted by two extremes?

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President Sauli Niinistö’s “ultimatum” to asylum seekers should apply to Finns as well

President Sauli Niinistö said Saturday during a YLE Radio 1 question-and-answer session that those asylum seekers that don’t abide by our core vales should leave Finland.

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What President Sauli Niinstö forgets to state when he claims that migrants should “do as the Romans do”

What does President Sauli Niinitö mean by the controversial phrase, in Rome do as the Romans do, or maassa maan tavalla?

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Finland President Niinistö’s “information-gathering exercise” about dual citizenship should worry us a lot

President Sauli Niinistö has asked Christian Democrat Interior Minister Päivi Räsänen, an anti-gay an anti-immigration politician, to look into the possibility of tightening Finland’s dual citizenship laws or ending the practice altogether, according to YLE in English.  Prime Minister Alexander Stubb was, however, quoted as saying on YLE in English that plans to end dual citizenship are not

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