In a sizzling parliamentary speech, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo put leftists in Europe on blast for their politically correct stance on radical Islamic terrorism following Monday’s attack in Manchester.
According to The Associated Press, a Polish couple died the attack, leaving two daughters behind.
In light of the tragedy, AP states that Szydlo sought to “reinforce her government’s opposition” to the European Union’s insistence that Poland accept hordes of refugees like the rest of the continent.
“Citing security reasons, her populist government is rejecting EU pressure for Poland to take in a number of migrants, even at the price of facing sanctions,” reports AP. “The previous government, in 2015 agreed to take in up to 10,000 refugees fleeing armed conflict, but Szydlo’s team reversed that decision.”
“We are not going to take part in the madness of the Brussel elite,” Szydlo declared authoritatively during her speech. “We want to help people – not the political elites.”
“I have courage, I have courage to say and I have courage to ask all European political elites a question,” she continued.
“Where are you headed? Where are you headed, Europe? Rise from your knees, from your lethargy, or you will be crying over your children every day.”
“If you cannot see this – if you cannot see that terrorism is a fact that can hurt every country in Europe and you think that Poland should not defend itself you are going hand in hand with those who point this weapon against Europe,” she hammered.
See Szydlo’s full rant below.
— Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) May 25, 2017
According to TheNews.pl, many people in Poland see eye to eye with their leader on the topic of accepting refugees.
The outlet states that “a total of 38 percent of Poles would prefer their country be fined by the European Union than accept refugees from war-torn countries, a new poll has found.”
Only 14 percent of respondents to that poll reportedly said Poland should accept refugees from Syria while most of the pro-refugee respondents preferred countries like the Ukraine, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
The outlet goes on to state that Poland has not relocated a single of the 6,200 asylum seekers assigned to it.