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.”