Prominent Polish MP: Poland's duty is to defend the Cross, not the Crescent
A report from Poland about Islam and Europe says much about Poland and Europe. This is an unedited article from a Polish contributor.
Poland has been up in arms over the recent eruption of terrorism across the European Union, rightly blaming Angela Merkel for the failed mass migration policy, or quite likely lack of such. The conservative Polish PiS (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, or Law and Justice) government has delivered some of the most robust criticism, culminating in the Polish PM demanding answers from Merkel over the murder of a Polish citizen in Ansbach last Sunday by a failed asylum seeker of Syrian origin. However, it was a close confidante of the PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński and one of the most prominent eurosceptics within the ruling party, Professor Krystyna Pawłowicz, who has delivered perhaps the sharpest critique.
Pawłowicz referred to the clear meddling of the liberal media, Polish and foreign alike (presumed to be the likes of: Financial Times, The Economist, Washington Post, Gazeta Wyborcza, Die Welt), as "an attempt to hold Poland to ransom by the deadly enemies of Poland, Poles and the Catholic Church" over Polish resolve to decline entry to economic migrants pushed on the EU members by Angela Merkel.
Whilst pointing to the fact that historically Poland was amongst the most welcoming European countries, becoming the biggest hub for Jewish diaspora since the Middle Ages, offering home to the Greeks fleeing post-WW2 terror, or more recently allowing large numbers of Ukrainians and Far East Asians in, Prof. Pawłowicz stipulated that Poles have been allowing settlement of minorities who were either "similar culturally" or "likely to contribute to the society", but certainly not ones "who would threaten slitting throats and raping in the name of their religion".
Pawłowicz pointed to the fact the current Polish government prioritises the resettlement of Poles from the former USSR, whilst contrasting that with "Western Europe's misinterpretation of "mercy" by allowing themselves to be slaughtered and barbarised by Islamic invaders". She further stated that "Poland has not lost its survival instinct as yet" and as such "would continue to defend the Polish nation and Catholicism in Poland as it sees fit". Krystyna Pawłowicz then went on to describe the liberal/left-leaning communities supportive of the invasion as "enemies of our civilisation".
In yet another sign that the more conservative Catholic nations of Eastern Europe are not subscribing to Pope Francis' pressure to open up onto illegal immigration, Prof. Pawłowicz stressed that "Poland's duty is to defend the Cross, not the Crescent". In the light of the war of civilisations waged by militant Islam across Europe, this is a very clear statement of intent, especially given that Poland doesn't suffer from any kind of post-colonial guilt. Making it very clear that she perceives the uncontrolled Islamic migration as a threat, Krystyna Pawłowicz stated that "should the Poles not survive in Poland (due to the militancy of the invaders), there will be no one else to defend the Cross in their place".
This common sense approach in the Catholic heartland of Europe should be food for thought for Pope Francis. His Holiness should soon ask himself whether it is worth rocking the boat any further.
Przemek Skwirczynski was UKIP's Parliamentary Candidate for Tooting at the 2015 general election. He is no longer a member of UKIP and has returned to the Conservative Party and sits on the committee of Polish Conservatives
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