Roble Bashir

So a PS councilman of Lieksa, Finland, wants a “Somali-free” room…

Roble Bashir We need a Somali-free meeting room today in the eastern Finnish town of Lieksa, according to a Perussuomalaiset (PS) councilman Esko Saastamoinen. Somali-free town tomorrow or Somali- free country after tomorrow?  Why do they hate us so much? Illustration by Sebastian L. Jackson for Migrant Tales. Many times I wonder what is wrong

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Is this bus going to Africa?

By Roble Bashir Immigrant bus drivers sometimes feel unsafe during their work in Finland. They face many challenges especially when they work at night. Some white Finnish passengers try to take advantage of bus drivers with immigrant backgrounds. They may, for example, show an expired ticket and argue with the driver that it is valid.

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What makes one language better than the other?

Roble Bashir  Two official languages are spoken in Finland: Finnish and Swedish. This means, at least theoretically, that immigrants can choose between two languages and which is best-suited for them.   An ever-growing number of immigrants want to study the Swedish language. One important reason is that Swedish is easier for some to learn than

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A letter to Jussi Halla-aho from Bashir Roble

Perussuomalaiset MP Jussi Halla-aho, Have you ever visited Somalia? Do you have any Somali friends? I know that both answers are negative because of the way you speak about my people and my country. MPs like you and others who think the same way, like Interior Minister Päivi Räsänen, belong to the same group. You

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Espoo-Leppävaara young man sentenced six years for manslaughter

An Espoo District Court sentenced Monday an eighteen-year-old man for six years in jail for the manslaughter of Abdisalam Mohamed Abulah, 18.  The father of the victim, Mursal Abdulah, told Migrant Tales that he will appeal the decision.  Abdulah is one of three victims who lost his life in a span of about three weeks in January-February.

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