Czech Republic Backs Trump’s Muslim Ban, May quit European Union over EU’s open-door refugee policy
— Jack Montgomery, Breitbart News, Jan. 28, 2017
The United States has found a staunch ally in the Czech Republic in the fight against mass immigration and terrorism.
“Trump protects his country,” said a spokesman for Czech president Miloš Zeman. “He’s concerned with the safety of his citizens. Exactly what European Union elites do not do”.
Trump’s executive order to protect America from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals, was backed by Jiří Ovčáček, speaking for Zeman.
Trump has temporality banned immigrants from seven Muslim countries until a thorough review of the refugee vetting process is completed, and indefinitely prohibited Syrian asylum seekers from entering the U.S.
Zeman “has long disagreed with accepting Muslim migrants,” the spokesman added. “His priority is the safety of Czech citizens. U.S.A. is now our ally.”
The Czech Republic is even more opposed to the European Union than the United Kingdom and Zeman’s calls for a referendum in his own country have lead to speculation that Brexit may be followed by Czechout.
Prague has clashed with Brussels on many issues, most notably gun rights. Zeman’s call for citizens to “arm themselves against terrorists” was met by the EU imposing draconian, bloc-wide restrictions on private ownership of firearms.
On the migrant crisis, Zeman blasted German Chancellor Merkel’s open-door policy.
Zeman believes that Islamist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood are using the migration crisis to “prepare a growing migrant wave and gradually gain control of Europe. It’s happening in some West European cities that police are afraid to enter at night.”
Zeman’s sentiments align with Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage’s warning that “open borders risk terrorism and sex attacks.”
German intelligence has acknowledged that Islamist “hit squads and sleeper cells” have infiltrated Europe through the influx.
“We have substantial reports that among the refugees there are hit squads,” admitted Manfred Hauser, vice-president of Bavarian intelligence. “There are hundreds of these reports, some from refugees themselves.”
Passengers from Iraq and Yemen barred from NYC-bound flight after Trump refugee ban
Five Iraqi passengers and one Yemeni were barred from boarding an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to New York on Saturday following President Trump’s ban on the entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, sources at Cairo airport said.
Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travelers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks.
The six passengers, bound for John F. Kennedy International Airport, were prevented from boarding EgyptAir Flight 985 at Cairo airport despite holding valid immigration visas, the sources said.
The five Iraqis had arrived in transit from Erbil and were being held at the airport until they could be re-boarded on flights back to Iraq, whereas the Yemeni passenger had arrived at the airport from elsewhere in Cairo, they added.
Trump halted the entry of travelers from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen for at least 90 days, saying his administration needed time to develop more stringent screening procedures for refugees, immigrants and other visitors.
— Reuters, Jan. 28, 2017