Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo said Poland will not be “blackmailed” into accepting tens of thousands of refugees under the EU quota system, especially after the May 2017 Manchester suicide bombing that killed 22 people, including two Poles.
Szydlo slammed weak-willed EU leaders for allowing the slow death of European culture and its people by taking in millions of refugees that are destroying the Western nations financially, socially and culturally.
In a defiant speech before the Polish Parliament, Szydlo urged lawmakers to protect Poland and its children from the scourges of radical Islamist terrorism and cultural suicide:
“Where are you headed, Europe? Rise from your knees and from your lethargy, or you will be crying over your children every day.
If you cannot see that terrorism has the potential to hurt every country in Europe, and you think that Poland should not defend itself, you are going hand in hand with those who point this weapon against Europe, against all of us.
Do we want politicians who say we have to ‘get used to’ terrorist attacks?”
Prime Minister Beata Szydlo received a standing ovation from many members of the Polish parliament, who expressed their approval of her no-nonsense call to action.
Szydlo’s government is currently battling the Brussels-based European Union over taking in a quota of refugees (mostly from Muslim nations in the Middle East and North Africa) after her predecessor in 2015 agreed to take 4,500 to 5,000 migrants.
The EU then raised that quota to 6,200, but Szydlo’s administration has refused, saying it will instead provide financial aid to refugee camps in the Middle East. Hungary has taken a similar stance against the forced refugee quotas.
The European Union has since threatened sanctions against Poland if it doesn’t accept the refugees by June 2017, Radio Poland reported. But Prime Minister Szydlo said Poland will not be “blackmailed.”
It’s unclear what the sanctions would be, but Szydlo said she’d prefer any sanction over taking in hordes of refugees, especially if they refuse to assimilate or pose a terrorist threat. “This needs to be said clearly and directly: This is an attack on Europe, on our culture, on our traditions,” she said.
Since Europe began taking in millions of refugees (mostly Muslims from Arab nations) during the past 20 years, some parts of the Western countries have started to resemble the Middle East.
Meanwhile, the wealthy Arab nations of the Persian Gulf — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Qatar — have done little to help their Muslim brethren.
Saudi/Gulf state perspective on Europe refugee crisis pic.twitter.com/dzJam9lKIj
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 2, 2015
@RachaelTyrell_ Saudi Arabia and Gulf States have taken 0 refugees. pic.twitter.com/L68dBzV5El
— Kristina Dabić (@moonchildwander) April 6, 2017
— John K Stahl (@JohnKStahlUSA) February 13, 2017
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