Multiculturalism, political correctness and mass migration are responsible for terror attacks in Europe, Poland’s interior minister has said. Blasting Western Europe’s response to terror — holding marches and drawing pictures of flowers — as ineffective, Mariusz Blaszczak said governments should protect their citizens.
After it emerged that a Tunisian living in France was responsible for the terror attack in Nice this week, Mr Blaszczak said it was the result of years of multiculturalism.
Mr Blaszczak struck a decidedly different tone to other Western leaders, linking mass Muslim immigration with terrorism. Speaking about France, which has seen over a dozen Islamist terror attacks in less than two years, the minister said that by rejecting mass migration his government hopes to avoid the mistakes made by many Western governments.
Speaking to Konrad Piasecki on news channel TVN24, the minister said he believes Europe would be safer with fewer, rather than more Muslims.
Mr Blaszczak added that he believes the Visegrad Group — Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic — are not threatened by terrorism to the extent that countries like France are because the countries “do not want newcomers to settle” in them.
On the threat terror poses to Europe Mr Blaszczak mused that France is “in a much more difficult situation than Poland”, stating the difference lies in the countries’ immigration policies.
The politician said: “Poland also would be in such a situation, if not for a change of government. Already we would have thousands of immigrants from the Middle East and Africa.”
Voted into power last October, Mr Blaszczak’s Law and Justice party (PiS) became the first since the fall of the Soviet Union to win an absolute majority. The former governing party, Civic Platform (PO), were voted out after agreeing to accept thousands of migrants.
Stating that the PO government were on track to commit the same mistakes as other Western countries, the minister asserted that “newcomers from Africa and the Middle East simply do not integrate”.
Declaring the basis of European values and culture as Christianity, Mr Blaszczak argued it cannot coexist with the culture and values of newcomers to the continent, and that multiculturalism is “wrong” as a concept.
The Polish minister launched a scathing attack on Western politicians’ responses to migrants’ failure to integrate. Mr Blaszczak questioned why, after two terrorist attacks took place in Paris last year, and Germany saw over 1,000 women sexually assaulted in attacks on New Year’s Eve, official policies of “multiculturalism” and “enrichment” continued.
Stating that “authority should uphold the right and the freedom and security of citizens” Mr Błaszczak condemned reactions in France to Islamic terror attacks. Mr Blaszczak said having “well organised marches” and “painted flowers on the sidewalks” would not solve the problem of terrorism.
Tearing into the European Commission’s Foreign Affairs and Security Policy chief, Mr Blaszczak said: “We must reject political correctness and call things by their true names. Rather than shedding tears like [Federica] Mogherini and … organising marches that solve nothing, authorities should ensure the safety of citizens.”