Here in the U.S. we often forget the threat that Islam poses because we are only reminded of it once in a while, but in Europe there is a daily struggle between dark ages terrorists and the forces of modernity. And no one addresses this better than the leaders of the Eastern European nations such as the Czech Republic.
Recently the Czech president was again sounding the alarm bells by warning his people, and by extension all of Europe, that the invading Muslim horde is a “culture of hatred” that threatens to destroy Europe. He also praised Israel as a “heroic model” for all of Europe.
Even tough he is a member of the country’s Social Democratic Party, in most ways a left-wing party, Czech President Miloš Zeman has been a steadfast resistor of the sort of untrammeled Muslim immigration that has plagued countries like France and Germany. He has also opposed the sort of multiculturalism that is destroying Britain.
Breitbart News reported on a recent speech the Czech president delivered on the topic:
“The European Union has already experienced many crises,” explained the 73-year-old, in an interview with Israel Hayom transcribed by the ParlamentníListy.cz news portal.
“We are now dealing with a large-scale immigration crisis related to terrorism, which puts the EU in a situation where the EU has to take very specific and very effective steps.
“It is a serious situation in which the fundamental Judeo-Christian values of European culture are jeopardized by a culture of hatred that is incompatible with ours. As I have already noted, Israel and its heroism are a model and encouragement for us,” he said.
Zeman went on to warn that mass migration from Muslim countries leaves those countries worse off because all their young, strong men are leaving for other lands and leaving only the women and the weak. “Their departure sentences their countries to further backwardness,” he said.
But he also labeled the Muslim immigrant crisis as something akin to “an organized invasion and not a spontaneous movement of refugees.”
These are bold words for a European leader, especially since the EU seems built on an extreme left-wing multiculturalism that is tearing it apart from within.
President Zeman has also been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, another thing that sets him apart from many European leaders who have often been mysteriously quiet about the U.S. president.
Yet another thing that shows that Zeman is a far different sort of Democratic Socialist is his praise for Israel. Where most in the upper strata of the EU and countries like Germany, Italy, and France frequently drip with disdain — if not hatred — for Israel, Zeman has high praise for Jewish nation.
Zeman, for instance, is a strong backer of Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. embassy there. Zeman slammed “the cowardly European Union” for siding with the so-called Palestinians on the question of the Israeli capital and said that his government would back the Americans on the matter.
He also dismayed EU liberals by backing a Czech version of the American Second Amendment.
“What can we do against international criminality? Invest in the police, invest in the army, and have the courage to invest in our own guns,” Zeman exclaimed.
He also joked that since his wife has become proficient in the use of a handgun and he is now guarded by her instead of his bodyguards.
In all, Miloš Zeman is not your typical Eurotrash liberal. If he is the shape of the future, the EU may yet dig its way out of the mess it has built for itself.