Poland blasts EU for migrant quotas: ‘We will resist blackmail and pressure’

Poland blasts EU for migrant crisis quotas: ‘We will resist blackmail and pressure’, by Sebastian Kettley, Express, April 5, 2017:

Ms Szydło’s declaration follows threats from Brussels to boot Poland and Hungary out of the EU – two nations which have failed to house any of the160,000 migrants.

The Prime Minster told a press conference today her country will continue with a “prudent and reasonable migrant policy”.

She said: “The Polish government under my leadership, from the moment we took responsibility for Poland, said it will not accept this resolution as we consider it bad for Europe.

“The European Union made a fatal mistake under pressure from lobbyists but also under a lot of pressure from Germany – it accepted resolutions which turned out not only to be ineffective but also did not solve the migrant problem.”

Ms Szydło added that failing to adequately deal with the migrant crisis has led to only 27 members remaining within the EU – alluding strongly to Brexit.

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Jihadis Living on Support Payments from the Europe They Vowed to Destroy

Four years ago, the British liberal newspaper, The Guardian, ran a story about the “survivors of Guantanamo“, the “victims of America’s ‘icon of lawlessness'”, “Britain’s survivors of the detention centre that has been called the ‘gulag of our times'”. The article featured a photograph of Jamal al Harith.

Al Harith, born Ronald Fiddler, a Christian convert to Islam, returned to Manchester from detention at Guantanamo Bay thanks to activism of David Blunkett, Home Secretary of then-Prime Minister Tony Blair. Al Harith was immediately welcomed in England as a hero, the innocent victim of the unjust “war on terror” after September 11. The Mirror and ITV gave him £60,000 ($73,000) for an exclusive interview about his experience at Guantanamo. Al Harith was also compensated with one million pounds by the British authorities. The victim of the “gulag of our times” bought a very nice house with the taxpayers’ cash.

A few weeks ago, al Harith made his last “journey”: he was blown up in Mosul, Iraq, on behalf of the Islamic State. Al Harith had also been recruited by the non-governmental organization “CAGE” (formerly known as “Cageprisoners”) as part of its testimony advocating the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

Celebrities such as Vanessa Redgrave, Victoria Brittain, Peter Oborne and Sadiq Khan appeared at CAGE’s fundraising events. The NGO has been funded by the Joseph Rowntree Trust, a fund created by the chocolate magnate, and by the Roddick Foundation, the charity of Anita Roddick. Al Harith was also invited to the Council of Europe, to give testimony against retaining Guantanamo.

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ONE MILLION more Muslim migrants to come to Europe

Joseph Walker-Cousins, former head of the British Embassy in Benghazi, accused the EU of doing “too little, too late” in regards to the migrant crisis.

Giving evidence at the House of Lords’ EU External Affairs Sub-Committee, the diplomat said the officials should have been patrolling Libya’s land borders 1,400km to the south.

But instead, he claimed, they chose to deal with migrants only when they were a “stone’s throw from Europe”.

Ultimately, the breakdown of border control is down to the collapse of the functioning government in Libya, he remarked.

Now a senior fellow at the Institute for Statecraft think-tank, Mr Walker-Cousins was critical of the failure of Western governments, including Britain, for failing to offer “leadership” after prompting the collapse of the Gadaffi regime.

According to the Mail, Mr Walker-Cousins said: “Up to a million migrants, if not more, are in the pipeline. They will take a long time to work their way through that pipeline but it is well-established.”The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it was working to end the Libyan smugglers’ businesses, with 414 boats destroyed and 109 traffickers arrested.Mr Walker-Cousins said he didn’t want to completely blame the EU for the crisis, but maintained there was a lack of care.

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The Telegraph – Brexit Bulletin

Good afternoon.

Police are getting a clearer picture of who brought bloodshed to the heart of London yesterday. They have named the terrorist as Khalid Masood, a British-born criminal with a string of previous convictions for offences including GBH. The 52-year-old, who Isil claim was a “soldier” of their group, was born in Kent, and detectives believe he was most recently living in the West Midlands. This comes as business resumed in Westminster, after a minute’s silence was held at 9.33am to pay respect to the victims.
A candlelit vigil will be held in Trafalgar Square tonight, and we’ll be following that on our liveblog.

Europe’s leaders have expressed their shock about the attack, with many sending London expressions of solidarity. Theresa May has spoken in last few hours to Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Jean-Claude Juncker among others, Downing Street has said. However, right-wing populists have not been afraid to try and make political capital out of it. Poland’s prime minister rushed to suggest, before the attacker had been named, that the incident showed it was right to defy the EU’s request to take in any more refugees. “The commissioner is coming to Warsaw and trying to tell us: you have to do what the EU decided, you have to take these migrants,” Beata Szydlo said, “Two days later another terrorist attack in London occurs”.

In the meantime, Belgian police have had an incident of their own to handle, detaining a man who tried to enter the main pedestrianised shopping street of Antwerp in a car at high speed. The Belgian prosecutor’s office said a 39-year-old French national had been arrested and that police found knives, a shotgun and a gas can with an unknown liquid in the car. The arrest comes a day after the nation held remembrance services for last year’s Brussels attacks, which killed 32 people. Europe has plenty of problems to grapple with, including the refugee crisis and the threat of extremism. But the profile of the recent attackers suggests that the latter won’t be solved by blaming it on the former.

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Austria: Does the Church Really Care about Terrorism?

In his Christmas sermon, broadcast live on Austria’s ORF and Germany’s ZDF TV channels, Catholic diocesan Bishop Aegidius Zsifkovics of St. Martin’s Cathedral in Eisenstadt, Austria, pontificated that tightening borders is an “erroneous opinion”:

“Barbed wire, fences and walls are now many people’s answer to the refugees [coming into] Europe. The terror of a few, as last seen in Berlin, reinforce many of us in this erroneous opinion”.

Bishop Zsifkovics declared that we cannot let “Cowardly terror attacks, like that in Berlin, succeed in destabilizing our society, making us colder and less solidary. Let us not allow the terrorists this triumph — we will not be ice cold like them!”

Since the bishop’s speech, the Austrian Military Intelligence Service has predicted that up to 15 million migrants from Africa could arrive in the EU by 2020. The report predicts that a sharp rise in unemployment across the African continent will create a new wave of economic migrants, which will dwarf the current one, which has brought over a million migrants to Europe since the migrant crisis began.

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Trump’s ‘ban’ on Muslim migration has ‘widespread’ support, ‘shocking’ poll reveals

European attitudes to Muslim immigration are reportedly in line with Donald Trump’s — in fact, according to a new poll, an average of 55% of Europeans agree with the notion that ‘all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped’.

European attitudes to Muslim immigration are reportedly in line with Donald Trump’s — in fact, according to a new poll, an average of 55% of Europeans agree with the notion that ‘all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped’.

The study, carried out by UK-based think-tank Chatham House found that “majorities in all but two of the ten states [surveyed] agreed” with the aforementioned notion — 71% in Poland, 65% in Austria, 64% in Hungary and Belgium, 61% in France, 58% in Greece, 53% in Germany, and 51% in Italy. A sizeable minority of 47% in the United Kingdom and 41% in Spain disagreed.

The report, which was executed before President Trump’s executive order was announced, concludes that “public opposition to any further migration from predominantly Muslim states is by no means confined to Trump’s electorate in the U.S. but is fairly widespread” — “with the exception of Poland, these countries [the eight in agreement] have either been at the centre of the refugee crisis or experienced terror attacks in recent years” — since January 2015, a seemingly arbitrary date, the people of Paris, Nice, Brussels and Berlin have all witnessed, first hand, the ferocity of rampant Islamic fundamentalism.

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Islamism in Europe

German authorities and those across Europe seem finally to be strengthening their campaign against the militant far-right, including Muslim extremists, during the past few weeks.

This awakening, however, seems to be coming after a major price that Europe had to pay in terms of death and chaos unleashed by terrorists in Germany, Belgium, France, Denmark, and so on.

Governments across Europe seem to be switching into panic mode to prevent the rise of European radicalism through the rise of the far-right, racism and nationalism throughout the entire continent.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sounds as if she is backing down a bit from championing the influx of migrants and her slogan of “We can do it!” in developing a multicultural society. She not only vowed to Germans in an address last week that the migrant crisis must never be repeated; she also called for an all-out ban on the full-face veil covering in Germany.

Following Merkel’s lead, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière also proposed a partial ban on veils, and pronounced them contrary to assimilation.

The dramatic shift in policy might be a consequence of the planned and perpetrated acts of terrorism by extremist Muslims, many of whom are the migrants on whom Merkel placed her hopes. It might also be the result of the resultant rise of European neo-Nazis. More likely, it would appear to come from an eye to re-election.

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