A million people suddenly show up in Europe, most of them able-bodied young Muslim men claiming to be “refugees,” and it’s all entirely by chance? Hardly:
Czech President Milos Zeman has called the current wave of refugees to Europe “an organised invasion”, adding young men from Syria and Iraq should instead “take up arms” against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) group. “I am profoundly convinced that we are facing an organised invasion and not a spontaneous movement of refugees,” said Zeman in his Christmas message to the Czech Republic released on Saturday.
He went on to say that compassion was “possible” for refugees who are old or sick and for children, but not for young men who in his view should be back home fighting against jihadists. “A large majority of the illegal migrants are young men in good health, and single. I wonder why these men are not taking up arms to go fight for the freedom of their countries against the Islamic State,” said Zeman, who was elected Czech president in early 2013.
A good point. Why are all these fighting-age males not home, fighting for their “countries”? The answer that nobody wants to hear is that they don’t care about their “countries” — they are Muslim invaders of formerly Christian lands, seeking to exploit the system and, eventually, co-opt it.
It is not the first time Zeman has taken a controversial stance on Europe’s worst migrant crisis since World War II.In November, the left-winger attended an anti-Islam rally in Prague in the company of far-right politicians and a paramilitary unit.
The truth is, this “migrant crisis” has absolutely nothing to do with the situation during and after World War II, in which the displaced persons were largely European victims of a European war. But the media simply shorthands, thus making a facile comparison between two very different things.