Posts Tagged: xenophoba

The Iraqi community of Kemi doesn’t feel secure after Friday’s shooting

The shooting of an Iraqi asylum seeker in the northern Finnish city of Kemi has shocked the 400-500-strong Iraqi community in that city, according to an asylum seeker who spoke to Migrant Tales by phone. “The shooting [of what happened Friday] has made us very afraid,” he said. “Everyone [the Iraqi community] speaks about what happened on Friday.”

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Juha Sipilä and Petteri Orpo: The sad Finnish tale of spineless politicians

In the United States, a lot of Republican politicians who should know better still haven’t withdrawn their support for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump despite his ultranationalistic, racist and misogynistic comments. The latest row involves Trump insulting the parents of Captain Humayun Khan, a Muslim who was killed in Iraq.

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Turning Finland into a post-Brexit United Kingdom mess where xenophobia, privilege and disunity are the rules

It was yesterday when I tweeted with a person who expressed extremist views about immigration as Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP Teuvo Hakkarainen does on a Facebook posting below claiming as the result of the terrorist attack in Nice, France, we should prohibit people from the Middle East and Africa from entering Finland.

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ENAR press statement: British soldier’s murder is unacceptable but should not result in a racist backlash

Comment: This statement by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) says that all types of violence should be condemned. We strongly condemn the murder committed against a member of the British armed forces.  _______ Brussels, 23 May 2013 – The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) strongly condemns the hateful murder committed against a British member

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