by Daniel Greenfield
Here's a tip for Muslim migrants. The further north you go, the colder it gets. If you want warmer, go south. Finland is not going to be warm.
Hundreds of predominantly Iraqi migrants who have travelled through Europe to reach Finland are turning back, saying they don't want to stay in the sparsely-populated country on Europe's northern frontier because it's too cold and boring.Where are the beheadings? Where are the suicide bombings? Where's the slave market? It's so boring in Finland.
Migrants have in recent weeks been crossing back into Sweden at the Haparanda-Tornio border just an hour's drive south of the Arctic Circle, and Finnish authorities have seen a rise in the number of cancelled asylum applications.You can tell how oppressed they are. Just look at that horrible life they're fleeing from.
"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.
Another group of around 15 Iraqi refugees waiting at the bus station that Tornio shares with its Swedish twin town Haparanda also said they wanted to go back to southern Sweden.They needed to bring a thermometer.
"Finland is no good," the men echoed each other.
On September 19, several busloads of migrants made U-turns on the Swedish side when they saw hundreds of Finns form a "human barrier" on the Finnish side to protest against the sudden influx of migrants.