Czech leader calls migrant wave in Europe an ‘organised invasion’

Prague (AFP) – Czech President Milos Zeman called the current wave of refugees to Europe “an organised invasion”, adding young men from Syria and Iraq should instead “take up arms” against the Islamic State (IS) group.

“I am profoundly convinced that we are facing an organised invasion and not a spontaneous movement of refugees,” said Zeman in his Christmas message to the Czech Republic released Saturday.

He went on to say that compassion was “possible” for refugees who are old or sick and for children, but not for young men who in his view should be back home fighting against jihadists.

“A large majority of the illegal migrants are young men in good health, and single. I wonder why these men are not taking up arms to go fight for the freedom of their countries against the Islamic State,” said Zeman, who was elected Czech president in early 2013.

  • Exile1981

    I’d be asking how many of the young men already have taken up arms…. for ISIS.

    I suspect we will eventually find out 20% were deliberatly sent as troops and I suspect 60+% were encourage to go as cover.

  • Exactly.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    God bless the Czechs.

  • Alain

    Another rare leader who calls a spade a spade. Such sanity and common sense when both have become so rare and hard to find.