1. Cause “Shithole” was not fake news at all was it?
One Nigerian has a few things to say on the assumption that he did say “Shithole”.
Scandinavia’s largest ski resort has landed in hot water for burning down an illegal migrant camp it deemed to be a ‘pile of trash.’ Since neither police nor bailiffs were contacted prior to the move, the managing company is now risking fines.
The unauthorized migrant camp at the Lindvallen ski resort in Sälen was burned down by the leisure and tourism company Skistar. The fire was intended to get rid of the hut, previously used by illegal migrants.
“It’s a collection of junk that’s going to go away,” the Skistar manager in Sälen Jonas Bauer told the national broadcaster SVT.
(It should be the Swedish government that faces fines and prosecution for knowingly creating a criminal situation and refusing to protect its own citizens and their safety and interests)
Asylum seekers in Oulu have been baptised as Christians in quick ceremonies in public swimming pools, according to reports in the Kotimaa Pro publication.
It appears however that not all of the new converts understand which denomination they have converted to, with some erroneously assuming that they were baptised into the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church.
A Lutheran pastor working in Oulu, Arpad Kovacs, told Kotimaa Pro that he is familiar with the phenomenon.
“Independent Christian congregations baptise asylum seekers and give them a certificate of baptism after a course lasting just one hour,” said Kovacs. “This is misleading people.”
4. A worthy message to the President of Finland (in English)
5. Remember the Toronto muslim girl who made major CBC bylines by claiming someone clipped her hijab?
Well this should come as a surprise to no one at all:
After investigating an incident where an 11-year-old girl alleged a man cut off her hijab on her way to school last week, police now say the event does not appear to have happened.
On Jan. 12, the girl told police that she was on her way to Pauline Johnson Public School in Scarborough when a man dressed in black came up behind her. She said the man pulled off the hood to her jacket and cut off her hijab with a pair of scissors before fleeing the area.
Toronto police responded and said they were investigating the alleged incident as a hate crime.
However police said Monday morning that after a thorough investigation, they don’t believe the incident happened.
“After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen,” police said in a statement.
Police spokesman Mark Pugash declined to call the incident a hoax, but said police now consider the investigation closed.
“We are very thankful that this assault did not in fact happen. We won’t be commenting further,” the Toronto District School Board said in a short statement.
Thank you ML., M., Wrath of Khan, Richard, and many more who have been watching the news with healthy skepticism and sending in links and observations.