Polish MEP Ryszard Czarnecki has warned his officials they need to protect Poland from terrorist attacks by barring Islamic migrants from entering the country.
His comments were in response to the June 3 London attack which killed 10, including three suspects, and injured at least 48 others.
Czarnecki, who hails from Poland’s conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, said terrorist attacks were often carried out by children of “Islamic migrants” – many of them citizens of European countries – who were trained by the so-called Islamic State.
“Other countries have led to a situation in which those trained on Islamic State territory in Syria, Iraq – young people with French, Belgian, Dutch, British, German citizenship – return to Europe… and somehow [the authorities] were incapable of monitoring them,” Czarnecki said.
“We, Poland, are learning from the mistakes of others … and we will not open our doors to Islamic migrants,” he added.
As reported by Radio Poland online, Czarnecki also said recent attacks in the UK aimed to influence the result of British parliamentary elections, which will be held on June 8.
Meanwhile, Poland’s Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said there is no terror threat in his country because “we are not engaged in multicultural policy or political correctness”.
“The current government changed the policy of the [previous government], which was based on an open door for refugees. As such, all those mistakes which ended in tragic events in the west of Europe did not affect Poland,” Błaszczak said.
The head of Poland’s governing Law and Justice (PiS) party, Jarosław Kaczyński, said that a war is being waged against Europe, reported Radio Poland.
“Either Europe… will get up off its knees and start to seriously consider counteraction measures, but that means rejecting political correctness, or these types of incidents will continue,” Kaczyński said, adding that Poland should expand its armed forces.