American liberals would do well to learn from the mistakes of their counterparts in Europe.
Allowing the mass migration of Muslim refugees from the Middle East and North Africa is a big mistake, and i’m not saying that because i’m callous to their plight. Many of the refugees do indeed come from dangerous, war torn regions of the world (like Syria, Iraq, and Yemen). However, allowing them free access into the West is creating an untenable and dangerous situation in once peaceful and safe nations.
The map shows recorded terrorist attacks across Europe since 2012 (from Carto.com). One thing that should immediately stand out is the relative lack of attacks taking place parts of Eastern Europe – particularly in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. These four nations have suffered a total of ZERO known Muslim attacks (the Czech Republic has had 3 attacks by an anarchist group and Hungary had 1 attack stopped but no group took credit). Would you like to know the difference between these four nations and the rest of Europe?
These four nations are known as the V4 nations and they have refused to allow entry to the Muslim refugees streaming in to the rest of Europe.
It is very clear by now that the V4 countries in the EU have made the right choice by not allowing opportunistic refugees into their countries. (The Visegrad Group or V4 is the cultural and political alliance of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.) Real war refugees usually stop at the first safe nation that borders the conflict territory, and don’t travel half of the continent to the country that gives them the biggest social benefits…
Why did V4 (especially Hungary) identify the trend much earlier than the rest of Europe? That is a long story. The fact of the matter is that they did, and the movement of individual national sovereignty is now in full swing, and is building up very quickly, like a giant snowball.
While the leader of the V4, Poland, has suffered ZERO terror attacks in recent years look at the astounding number of attacks that the three nations who have taken in the most refugees (the UK, France, and Germany) have suffered. The difference is staggering. Sadly, the European Union continues to press Poland and the other V4 countries to take in refugees under threat of financial penalty and the possibility that the EU could ostracize them for not doing their part. Thus far, Poland and their allies have stood firm.
“Such a decision would abolish the sovereignty of EU member states — of course, the weaker ones,” Poland’s Law and Justice Party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said. “We don’t agree to that, we have to oppose that, because we are — and we will be — in charge in our own country.”
Thus far the backbone showed by Poland’s leaders has saved countless lives and ensured the safety of Poland’s citizens, the question is ‘how long can they hold out against the EU?’