By Enrique Tessieri
Thanks to a tip off, Migrant Tales correctly reported that the older woman who was attacked and beaten, allegedly by a group of white Finns, at Myllypuro metro station in Helsinki on Wednesday was a Somali. The woman suffered injuries to the face and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
These types of attacks, now apparently made by young men on older women, are an indication of the violence that some immigrants suffer in Finland.
Migrant Tales earlier reported three deaths of Muslims over a span of about three weeks. A Perussuomalaiset (PS) councilman, Tommi Rautio, boasted on Facebook that he would decorate the white Finnish male who killed the third victim and seriously wounded another before taking his own life in a pizzeria in Oulu.
Migrant Tales believes that attacks of the kind seen in Helsinki are the tip of the iceberg, even though the police reported that hate crimes had fallen by 15% in 2010 compared with the previous year.
The low number of reported hate crimes could be interpreted as a vote of little to no confidence in the police from certain immigrant groups.