Wroclaw, Poland - Demonstrators Burn Effigy Of Hasidic Jew At Conclusion Of Anti-Refugee Rally In Poland
Wroclaw, Poland - At the conclusion of an anti-refugee rally in front of city hall in Wroclaw on Wednesday evening, dozens of demonstrators participated in the burning of an effigy of a Hasidic Jew holding a European Union flag.
WYBORCZA.pl (http://bit.ly/215fqCL) reports that amid shouts of “not Islamic, not secular, but Polish Catholic” and “Poland free from Islam,” speakers from the groups organizing the rally—-National Radical Camp and All-Polish Youth—-warned supporters from a mobile stage that accepting the refugees would only bring terror to the streets of Poland.
Speaker Jaroslaw Boguslawski asserted that outside financiers would be funding the refugees should they be let in, saying, “Someone’s watching over, someone will give them money for it, to equip them with boats, equip them with weapons in Europe. Someone has financed PI, now someone is financing the entire zadyma in Europe. We need to know who we need to investigate.”
Justin Helcyk echoed the sentiment, telling the crowd, “I will not pay for the followers of a false ideology, for the followers of false tolerance to multicultural believers, to those murderers who are invited to the European Union. These murderers, these Islamists, these fundamentalists will not assimilate. They will sow terror, they will rape and kill. It is you who have invited them here. You have on your hands the blood that flowed in the streets of Paris. It is you who have brought here the plague of Islam.”
Demonstrator Peter Rybak warned, “26 years of democracy and we must again fight for our freedom. There will be no German, no Jew, no American who can tell me that Islam can merge with Christianity.”
Leaflets were distributed bearing the logo of Polish Youth during the demonstration urging Poles to reject refugees from Africa and Asia as well.
“These are not ordinary social immigrants,” the headlines read, while adding, “the vast majority are Muslims who will take our benefits. They will take Poles’ social housing. They will not assimilate.”
During the protest, members of HejtStop, an organization dedicated to removing hate speech from the public sphere in Poland, urged police on hand to step in and end the hate-filled rhetoric.
“There should be certain passwords that trigger police to react,” said HejtStop coordinator Joanna Grabarczyk. “No response from police gives you a kind of permission for such activities. Have they thought whether burning effigies might cause danger to other people?”
“And where the hatred accumulated?” Grabarczyk asked. “This fear of otherness. Suddenly, it has become fashionable to hate people. This is also the message presented by some politicians, saying that refugees bring various diseases. Refugees are normal people fleeing the same terrorism that took place in France, only they are in a different place.”
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