Whoa! In a defiant speech before the Polish Parliament last week, Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo slammed weak-willed EU leaders for allowing the slow death of European culture and its people by taking in millions of refugees that she claimed are destroying the Western nations financially, socially and culturally.
Furthermore, Szydlo said Poland will not be “blackmailed” into accepting thousands of refugees under the EU quota system, and urged lawmakers to protect Poland and its children from the scourges of 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?
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) May 26, 2017
The issue at hand for Szydlo’s government is that it is currently battling the European Union over Muslim refugee acceptance quotas thanks in large part to her predecessor agreeing in 2015 to accept 4,500 to 5,000 migrants.
The EU has since raised that quota to 6,200, but Szydlo’s administration is challenging it on that, saying it would prefer to provide financial aid to refugee camps in the Middle East over meeting the acceptance quota.
Poland has a very strict immigration policy. Here’s a map of terror attacks in Europe. Draw your own conclusions.. pic.twitter.com/VLOaUEimLn
— Bullitino (@Bullitino) April 28, 2017
As a result, according to Radio Poland, the EU has threatened sanctions against Poland if it doesn’t mee the quota by June.
But – make no mistake about it – prime minister Szydlo said Poland will not be “blackmailed” into taking migrants. In fact, she 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.
Well said, prime minister Szydlo. What a breath of fresh air. Keep fighting the good fight so that Poland does not start resembling other parts of Europe…or worse…the Middle East.