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November 5, 2016

Zeman: Accepting refugees plays into Islamic State’s hands

Czech president warns of growing reach of terrorist group

Prague, June 28 (ČTK) — The accepting of migrants largely facilitates Islamic State’s (IS) expansion to Europe, Czech President Miloš Zeman said in an interview with Parlamentni listy.cz server, adding that all UN Security Council standing members must be persuaded of the need to intervene against IS.

Zeman has long been pushing for a military action against IS. He has also supported the Facebook initiative We Do not Want Islam in the Czech Republic.

“If European countries accept a wave of migrants, there will be terrorist groups among them, of which also a Libyan minister has warned. By accepting the migrants, we strongly facilitate Islamic State’s expansion to Europe,” Zeman said.

Thousands of refugees from Libya, where militant Islamist groups operate, some of which have promised loyalty to Islamic State, have been heading for Europe across the Mediterranean over the past weeks.

Zeman has repeatedly warned of accepting refugees from the Middle East and Africa by the Czech Republic.

Zeman said IS is an organization with many branches that have already more or less got control of Libya, and they partially dominate Afghanistan, Iraq, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, too.

With terrorist attacks like those in Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday, IS branches are preparing for getting control of other countries, Zeman said.

On Friday, Zeman said IS must be fought by destroying its bases.

“Unfortunately, due to the cowardice, stupidity of a number of civilised countries that have not been ready to create the international forces, several more hundreds, if not thousands of innocent people will die,” Zeman told the server.

Zeman plans to present his proposal for a joint action against IS at the U.N.General Assembly session in September. He said Russian President Vladimir Putin has already expressed agreement with the proposal.

“Other U.N. Security Council standing members must still be persuaded. The Chinese President (Xi Jinping) has told me that he is already negotiating about cooperation with (U.S.) President (Barack) Obama. Unfortunately, Western Europe is most heavily poisoned with appeasement,” Zeman said.

He compared the current stance of the West on IS to its approach to Hitler before World War II.

Zeman supported the activities of the Initiative We Do Not Want Islam in the Czech Republic.

“Me, too, I do not want Islam in the Czech Republic,” he said.

At the same time, he dismissed the criticism of his statements on Islam, contained in the U.S. State Department’s report that annually assesses the attitude to human rights in individual countries of the world.


  1. Zeman is absolutely correct about not accepting refugees. But expanding the conflicts with more troops from more nations seems like it could cause even more refugees. Its not possible for any countries to deal with the conflicts U.S. Foreign Policy creates and/or exacerbates because when you deal with one, Kerry/Bush/Clinton et.al will just start up another one, e.g. Ukraine. Its no coincidence that as soon as the USSR was shut down as the “Global Enemy” that a rag tag gang of Saudis came out of nowhere to become the new “Global Enemy”. Read this congressional record:


    Why does the U.S. Government make wars like in Vietnam or invade and bust up countries like Iraq? They just do; and they depend on other countries to jump into the fight as well. You see, “the conflict” is what the bad actors within the U.S. government want, not the victory. The bad ones like Kerry and Bush want an ONGOING conflict in the world, or 2, or 3 and the bigger, the better. And Zeman should read how U.S. Leaders financed Hitler’s rise to power and bin Laden as well:



    Hungary’s idea of a wall seems the best concept. Simply guard your own borders and only let in the people you want to let in. That’s part of what a sovereign nation does. And if that means you can not be part of the EU, that might be a good thing in the long run, just as keeping the Koruna is turning out to be a good thing.

  2. Zeman is a total idiot. Islamophobia is spreading and he is fuelling it. Ignorant as hell, he is. He should have no say on the matter of refugees since his country is not taking any. I understand that people are scared. That is normal, CR has no tradition of immigration. But as a president he should know better.

  3. Once again, the Cz Rep, through its president, shows that it’s still is a nation without a very solid spine that learned nothing from its mistakes in the last, not so far away, big war. Everybody for himself, eh? No compassion for the suffering others, eh? And then, a Hitler comes along…

  4. Zeman is right. I remember when we lived in the CR and the Y2K (1999/2000) was an issue around the world… The Czech government rejected the hype, was proven correct in the aftermath. It does not take a genius IQ to understand what goes wrong when you overload a nation with people with a different culture than your own and to ‘top it off’ have a religion which is also a political system they gladly force upon the nations wherever they live. Look at all the ‘no go zones’ through out Europe, crimes like rape, murder, bullying Christians, harassing local native people, demanding sharia and so forth, the list is long… People who like to slam and intimidate using the word “islamafobia” are the usually leftist’s, progressive’s and liberal’s who are unbelievable ignorant. I would suggest to those people to actually study history, Islam and to do current social demographic studies, research integration data, crime data, get your head out of their ‘ideological’ butts and see the reality they live in and understand simple equations like; you have food and clothing for 1000 people but you allow 1 million and don’t understand what happened… Those are people who should NOT be in charge over nations. Rather take care of their own citizens, screen immigrants carefully, let the nations resources match the number of people they are able to help… For Europe, the first step is to scrap EU! The latest terrorist in killing people at the Berlin Christmas market traveled from Germany to Italy without being caught, just of many examples why the open border stupidity is a very bad idea… Anyway, I support Zeman and other leaders who have their heads ‘screwed on Right.’ Liberal’s, progressive’s and the leftist pro Islam are in my opinion a very dangerous bunch of people…

    • “The truth sets you free”
      You are 100% correct! I personally have not find one single thing wrong with your opinion.

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