Our Polish correspondent Green Infidel
sends a translated report and commentary about small-town cultural enrichment in Poland. He includes this introduction:
I came across this news report today concerning a stabbing carried out by a culture enricher in Poland. While it may not be especially noteworthy by Western standards, it represents something quite new — up until recently, the presence of enrichers here (let alone attacks by them) was extremely sparse, by European standards. Also of note is that this incident occurred not in Warsaw, nor in any of the big cities which may be more associated with the presence of foreigners, but Pleszew, a small town of 18,000 people in the middle of rural central/Western Poland. Below is the report.
The translated article:
Knife attacker held. Drunk Turk attacked a passer-by in Pleszew with a knife.
A drunk Turk attacked a 17 year-old in Pleszew with a knife. The wounded passer-by was placed in a hospital. The knife attacker was held. The court arrested the violent Turk for three months.
In the centre of Pleszew the drunk Turk, a worker in one of the local kebab takeaways, attacked a young resident of Pleszew with a knife. The boy was taken to the hospital in Pleszew with wounds in the stomach, chest and face. The wounds suffered by the Pole are serious, but his condition is not life-threatening.
The offender, a 32-year-old Turkish citizen. was arrested by police.
The prosecutor charged him with the offence of causing grievous bodily harm. He faces up to ten years in prison.
Green Infidel adds:
In one comment, a user called “Pleszewianka” also wrote of an experience she knew of personally in the town:
“I will only say that it’s not the first time that Arabs have behaved aggressively towards people, I think they don’t know the rules here… a year ago, there was a situation outside another bar run by foreigners, where as a group of three they beat up a friend of mine, with hardly a reason, knocking him unconscious.”
Other comments also mentioned problems caused by Chechens (of which there are many here — especially refugees, including a group I once encountered by accident in the middle of a forest). However, they did not elaborate on any specific details…
Also on the subject, my cousin once told me about a friend of his who was attacked “by a gang of 40 Arabs” in Lodz, in the aftermath of the Danish Mohammed cartoons in 2006.
For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.