Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A merry muslim christmas and a happy muslim New Year (3): Finland

Police in Helsinki warned that gangs consisting of adult asylum seekers men from the Arab world drive around the city and sexually harass Finnish women and underage girls systematically.

Young girls and women are contacted, persecuted and harassed in various ways. Often it is children under 15 who suffer, says Helsinki deputy police chief Ilkka Koskimäki to newspaper Ilta-Sanomat. He warns that the trend is "broad and serious". Koskimäki states that police receive several reports each week on sexual harassment by asylum seekers, but that the actual number of crimes, in fact, is probably much greater because all the victims do not go to the police.s

One can especially see the trend in the Helsinki city center and around the city's restaurants and clubs, reports to newspaper Ilta-Sanomat. The perpetrators, according to police, are adult male asylum seekers.

Just like in Cologne there were a thousand Arab men at the railway station in Helsinki during the New Year's night. Police have afterwards stated that there was "large scale" harassment in connection with the incident.

Just before New Year six Iraqi asylum seekers in accommodation Aavaranta in Kirkkonummi were suspected of "public incitement to crime" before the New Year celebrations in Helsinki. The Finnish police suspect they were planning to organize similar sex attacks as those carried out in Cologne and in many other European cities during New Year's Eve.

Last year more than 30,000 asylum seekers came to Finland, mostly from Iraq, which is about ten times more than the country received in 2014.

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