Posts Tagged: Espoo

How the Finnish media Others racialized pupils

One of the casualties of the war in Ukraine will be social rights and the recognition of racialized people in Finland. Are we witnessing more aggressive reporting as a result? Helsingin Sanomat published Wednesday a whole spread about how “over half of the students at several schools in Espoo don’t speak Finnish as their mother

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Kiinteistövälittäjä Espoosta halua kuvan perheestä ja tietoa heidän uskonnolisesta taustasta

Espoolainen kiinteistönvälittäjä ja perussuomalaisten kuntavaaliehdokas haluaa henkilökohtaista tietoa asiakkailta. Husein Hamiid on suomen kansalainen ja asunut Suomessa yli 20 vuotta. Hän lähestyi välittäjää, koska kiinnostui ravintolan ja hotellin vuokraamisesta. Hän sai seuraavan sähköpostiviestin kiinteistövälittäjältä: Hei! Minkä ikäinen olet? Millainen perhe ja lähisuku sinulla on? Mikä on uskonnollinen taustasi ? Kuinka paljon voisit maksaa vuokraa ravintolasta

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Two bullying cases in Finland, two standards by the police and society

Who can forget the 10-year-old girl allegedly bullied and physically attacked in a Northern Espoo school by her classmate(s) for wearing a hijab? When the incident occurred, the police quickly denied that racism was a factor in the bullying. Considering that too often the police months, if not years, to resolve racism cases, in the

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10-year-old Muslim girl of Espoo: The police say one thing while others say another

In earlier statements and interviews to the media, the Finnish police have claimed the presence of “wild” rumors about a ten-year-old girl, who was assaulted. The picture with the girl on social media had text that claimed that her hijab, or veil, was torn off and that she was left unconscious after being hit by four roughly same-aged classmates.

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Restaurant owner alleges that two Roma and a white Finn are being held as suspects by the police for the arson attack in Espoo

A pizzeria owned by a Bangladeshi in Espoo was attacked today by three suspects who threw petrol bombs, which caused extensive damage to the pizzeria as well as to the building, has left the owners devastated. The owner and his wife are Muslims and were coming back from an Eid celebration to the restaurant.

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Kokoomus MP still points accusing finger at migrant women for buying new baby carriages

Even if parliamentary elections are in April, some politicians, like National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) MP and Espoo city councilwoman Pia Kauma, are openly attacking migrants. She’s the conservative politician who stated on Friday that migrants shouldn’t buy new baby carriages with welfare money.  Kauma got an opportunity on Monday to present her case on YLE’s A-Studio.

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Espoo city council votes against racism

A proposal by the Perussuomalaiset (PS) to rewrite the City of Espoo’s multicultural programme because it stated that city residents “don’t tolerate racism” were voted down 64-10, reports Länsiväylä.  Two PS councilmen, Simon Elo (left) and Teemu Lahtinen,  loathe Muslims and cultural diversity. Read full story (in Finnish) here. If one reads closely the position of the PS, an anti-EU, anti-immigration

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