An Iraqi citizen deported from Finland after being refused asylum was accused of fraud. It turned out that in his home country he had falsified his violent death so that his relatives could obtain a large sum from the Finnish authorities through the European Court of Human Rights for “illegal deportation”.
The other day, the first Third World party of refugees – this time minors – had arrived in Finland after a long break caused by the country’s isolation during the coronation crisis. The group brought from the camps in Greece consists of 24 teenagers aged 10-16 years, most of them from Afghanistan.
A total of 175 asylum-seekers from refugee camps in Greece, as well as in Cyprus and Malta, are expected to be hosted by Finland in the near future. In Helsinki, first of all, they promised to take care of “the most vulnerable refugees.
In Finland, “newcomers” from different countries make up about 5.5% of the population. Finland attracts immigrants from the Third World with security and amenities.
Helsinki, however, in recent years has tried to limit the admission of migrants – the rules of asylum for citizens of Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan have been tightened.
In 2020, the quota for receiving refugees in Finland is only 850 people. For comparison, in 2019, about 2.5 thousand refugees arrived in Suomi. The record was set in 2015, when more than 32,000 asylum-seekers arrived in the country.
In 2018, the first Arabic-language news radio station Espoo FM started operating in Finland. The channel, which can also be listened to on the internet, should help “integrate Arabic-speaking immigrants into Finnish society,” according to its creators.
At the same time, many Finns are afraid that migrants bring with them the risk of social instability. Fears have increased since the terrorist attack in Turku on 18 August 2017 – 23-year-old Moroccan Abderrahman Buanan attacked passers-by with a knife in the street.
In June 2018, a Finnish court sentenced the killer to life imprisonment. His goal – to stay in Finland forever – was ultimately achieved.
According to Helsingin Sanomat, about 65-70% of all sex workers, including gay prostitutes, are foreigners who have arrived in the country.
At the beginning of last year, Finland was shocked by the scandal of a series of sexual crimes against children in the city of Oulu. In Oulu, the police investigated three cases of sexual offences, each involving a girl under 15 years.
In one case, seven people were detained at once, although more suspects were found. The crimes were committed in private apartments for several months. The exact age of the victims is not disclosed by the Police: in all three cases, the victims are between 10 and 15 years old. According to the police, all the suspects had arrived in Finland as refugees or asylum seekers.
Many politicians and parties graze in the field of migrant-phobia, from the respectable “True Finns”, the second most popular party in the country with a large parliamentary faction (49 seats), to marginalized neo-Nazi groups.
One of the main functionaries of the “True Finns”, Tony Yalonen, speaking at the “Ethno-Future” conference in Tallinn, openly declared himself an “ethno-nationalist, traditionalist and fascist”.
In June 2020, “True Finns”, under the pressure of public opinion, had to exclude from its ranks MP Ano Turtiainen, who posted on his Twitter page a cartoon of black George Floyd, who died in the United States. And the current head of “True Finns” Jussi Halla-aho was ordered by a court in 2012 to pay a fine for insulting remarks about Muslims on his blog.
The nationalist movement “Finland First”, whose members set up a tent camp (they called it the Finnish Maidan) in the capital for many weeks, made a loud statement.
There is also a prohibited and illegal “Northern Resistance Movement” – an extensive network, proclaiming its goal to create a national-socialist republic, which will include Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and, possibly, the Baltic States.
According to the prosecutor’s office, the accused (22-year-old Latvian Arthurs Aispurs) planned to detonate an improvised bomb in Helsinki – in a crowd in which, as he believed, there would be many foreigners. During the trial, Aispurs, who did not hide his right-wing convictions, made excuses that he was not really going to kill anyone, and made the bomb in such a way for fun.