No matter what country in the West these violent incidents take place, those who support these open doors policies are at pains to explain the away as mental health issues. Bullcrap. They’re not fooling anyone.
From the state propaganda wing of Yle:
Red Cross: Knife-wielding man at Kotka reception centre suffered mental health issues
An Iraqi man stabbed two people and held a knife to a third person’s throat on Thursday evening at the Laajakoski reception centre in Kotka. Police say they used a stun gun to stop the young man, whose case is now being investigated as attempted manslaughter, aggravated assault and making unlawful threats.
On Thursday evening an Iraqi asylum seeker in his late 20s stabbed two people and held a knife to a third person’s throat at the Red Cross’s Laajakoski reception centre in Kotka.
According to Arja Vainio, Executive Director of the Finnish Red Cross Southeastern Finland District, the Iraqi man, who was born in 1989, has previously suffered from psychological problems.
“He has appeared anxious and aggressive, which is why this didn’t come as a surprise. Some (asylum centre) residents are very traumatised and suffer from different psychological problems,” says Vainio. “In unusual and exceptional circumstances, it’s no surprise if some of those issues rise to the surface like in this situation,” she says.
Only acute care on offer
According to Vainio, there have been attempts to deal with the issue together with the young man. Part of the challenge is that asylum seekers are only given rights to acute medical care, says Vainio, which means that displaying symptoms of a psychological disorder or trauma won’t necessarily lead to a check-up or care.
Police reported that they used a stun gun to stop the knife-wielding man on Thursday night at the Laajakoski reception centre. According to police, the case is being investigated as attempted manslaughter, aggravated assault and making unlawful threats. The motive for the incident is as of yet unknown.
None of the victims, also asylum seekers, suffered life-threatening injuries.
Vainio says that the events of Thursday evening will be carefully reviewed. As for the other reception centres in the district, Vainio says the spring and summer have been very calm.