After every terrorist attack committed by mass murderers who have nothing to do with Islam, ordinary Muslims all over the world (who presumably also have nothing to do with Islam) take to the streets to celebrate. Some hand out candy to passers-by, others fire automatic weapons into the air, and still others drive their cars madly around in circles while gesticulating and honking.
That last form of celebration was on display in Brussels last week the day after the massacre in Paris. A Polish resident of Brussels took the following video, and offered some brief commentary while recording it.
The translator includes this explanatory material on the context of the video:
To me, it seems like the guy shooting the film and making the comments is one of the vast number of 20- and 30-something Poles who’ve left their country in search of work, often to end up in the cheaper parts of town, in cities across Western Europe (but especially the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Holland and Germany).
Often these are also the most “culturally enriched” parts of town, and hence the Polish immigrants get to see the Cultural Enrichers — not from the perspective of being clientele at a restaurant, rich teenagers going to a rap concert, or far-left students, but from the point of view of being fellow residents and co-workers, or the employees or tenants of culturally enriched shop owners or landlords.
And, judging by what I’ve heard almost universally from Polish friends who’ve lived in the West, or read in comments on forums, it is this life experience, as opposed to any “prejudice borne out of ignorance”, that’s driving the current Polish opposition towards hosting “refugees”.
Polls have shown that older Poles are more in favour of Poland’s accepting refugees, while younger Poles are more against it. However it’s older Poles who are more likely to go to church, while younger Poles are more well-travelled.
And in the recent Polish elections, among the (relatively young) Poles in London, the results were quite different to those in Poland as a whole: the winners in London were the party of anti-establishment singer Pawel Kukiz, whose list includes many far-right activists. Second were the right-wing winners of the elections, PiS, while third was the “far-right” party of MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke — although they still got 20% of the vote (compared to 4.7% among the whole electorate).
It’s these three parties that are the most strongly opposed to Poland’s accepting any refugees.
|0:04||These are all Muslims in burqas.|
|0:07||A day after the attacks in Paris.|
|0:12||All cars have hazard warning lights on.|
|0:19||In this way, the Muslims in Europe are expressing…|
|0:22||I don’t know what they’re expressing…|
|0:24||But they don’t really seem sad.|
|0:58||Here one can see clearly|
|1:01||Muslim women in burqas are applauding, clapping their hands…|
|1:08||Paris… was yesterday.|
|1:56||All cars with hazard warning lights on have Muslims inside.