Sunday, January 24, 2016

Muslim Refugees Reject Finland Because It's Too Cold and Boring

Welcome to Finland

Let's hear it for mixed blessings.

From AFP:
"You can tell the world I hate Finland. It's too cold, there's no tea, no restaurants, no bars, nobody on the streets, only cars," 22-year-old Muhammed told AFP in Tornio, as the mercury struggled to inch above 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit) on a recent blustery grey day.
There was a flurry (so to speak) of articles on this a few months ago but it has just been picked up again by the Express.

It's fun to joke about "boring" countries and cold places (I'm allowed to--I live in a cold city), but one wonders about other factors.

Anne Kauranen of AFP highlighted the alleged greater public presence of anti-immigrant feeling in Finland, illustrating the claim with a picture of a Finn dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. (This was in September, before the Paris attacks and mass groping incidents, etc.)

Don't worry. It''s probably just Lutz Bachmann joking around 

The proportion of Muslims in Finland is still much lower than that of the surrounding Scandinavian countries--perhaps only 1%--so there might be less of a familiar support structure in place for new arrivals.

Or maybe the government benefits--on paper or in practice--aren't as good.

But finally, note the actual temperature from the quote--50 degrees. That's cold? Well, one thing is for sure: Underneath his tough--grope the Fraulein, spit on the Jew, stone the transvestite--exterior, Muhammad is a girly man.

From yesterday's Express:
'It's too cold' Refugees would rather return home than face European winter  
REFUGEES are abandoning their bids for asylum to return home after claiming Europe is too cold. 
Almost 70 per cent of Iraqi asylum seekers have given up applications in Finland to go back to their war-torn country. 
One Iraqi who decided to return said Finland did not live up to the expectations.
He said: "I don't know what happens to me in Iraq, but here I will die mentally." 
Figures from the Nordic country's immigration service revealed Finland processed 3,700 Iraqi asylum seeker decisions in 2015. 
Almost 2,600 of the decisions have now "expired", meaning the applicants have either cancelled the process or disappeared. 
Juha Simila, head of asylum department at the Finnish Immigration Service, said applicants were disillusioned by the processing time. 
The nearest bar is 30,000 trees away
He continued: "They have told us that family issues in their home country force them to go back. 
"Some have found the Finnish atmosphere hostile and some have not stayed because of the dark autumn and cold winter." 
Finland has seen a massive influx of refugees which has increased the immigration service's processing time. 
The number of asylum seekers jumped from 3,650 in 2014, to 32,500 in 2015. 
Nearly 20,500 Iraqis applied for an asylum, but authorities were only able to give decisions to 3,700. 
In October, Finland tightened its criteria for granting asylum to Iraqi migrants, after deciding the security situation had eased in certain regions.

3 comments:

  1. No bars!? Since when are Muslims allowed to drink?

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  2. Yeah, I hear a lot of refugees from Nazi Germany went home because they were bored and they didn't like the weather.

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