Poland today abandoned its promise to the EU to take in 7,000 Muslim migrants because of the jihadist attacks in Brussels that killed 34. The country’s previous government had agreed to take the migrants in, but today Prime Minister Beata Szydlo declared she would not be honoring the agreement.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Maria J) Speaking at the Belgian Embassy in Warsaw where she laid flowers to honor the victims, she appealed for urgent talks to allow Europe to counter the ‘plague’ of radicalization. She said: ‘We must put an end to terrorism in Europe. We must not be afraid.
‘After what happened in Brussels yesterday, it’s not possible right now to say that we’re OK with accepting any number of migrants at all,’ she told local broadcaster Superstacja. ‘I will be very clear: at the moment, I don’t see a possibility for migrants to come to Poland.’
Her spokesman later said the Polish government would not ‘allow for events in Western Europe to happen in Poland’, Bloomberg reported.
Fears have grown since the Paris terror attacks on November 13 that jihadis carrying forged Syrian passports are posing as migrants in order to enter Europe and launch attacks on the West.
Szydlo’s defiant comments come as it emerged the suspected bombmaker behind both the Paris and Brussels attacks is believed to have travelled with Salah Abdeslam to Hungary in September.
Najim Laachraoui – known as ‘the Man in White’ – is though to have accompanied Abdeslam to the country’s train station where they met with a group of men posing as migrants.
The unnamed men – who had refused to sign asylum seekers’ documents – then left the country with the future jihadis.
In the wake of the Paris attacks, it emerged several of the ISIS suicide bombers who struck the Stade de France had entered Europe via Greece.
Authorities there took fingerprints of two of the three suicide bombers when they entered the country. These were reported to have matched those of the Paris bombers.
Meanwhile, several European leaders today expressed a desire to see more cooperative anti-terror measures enacted throughout the EU bloc.
An entire soccer stadium of fans in Poland called for stopping the Muslim invasion