Czech President Miloš Zeman does not mince words when the topic is Islam. In the following report about a conference on the island of Rhodes, Mr. Zeman described the mujahideen of the Islamic State as “cannibals”, among other things.
Many thanks to CrossWare for translating this article from the Hungarian news portal Magyar Idők:
Czech President: The Islamic State is “Anti-Civilization”
On Friday Czech President Miloš Zeman called the Islamic terror state “anti-civilization”, describing them as cannibals with whom it would be impossible to negotiate.
Zeman spoke in the opening of a two day national security conference called “Discussions of Civilizations” on the Greek island of Rhodes. In his speech — which was reported in the Czech media — he referred to the Islamic State as a cancer on society which is trying to expand beyond Iraq and Syria into the world, and its only purpose is to destroy civilization.
As an example from the last century, he mentioned “Nazism, which tried to exterminate first the Jews and then the Slavs, and later other populations,” said Miloš Zeman in his Russian-language speech. The Czech President said: “You can’t have a discussion with cannibals. For them you are just a bite to eat.”
The Czech head of state emphasized that it would be mistake underestimate the Islamic State because just like last century — in the case of Adolf Hitler and the Nazism — that would lead to serious tragedies.
Before he was elected President, Miloš Zeman attended this event, which was organized by Vladimir Yakunin, a Russian billionaire who has a very close relationship with Vladimir Putin. The discussion forum has been held more than ten times on the island of Rhodes. Zeman participated in 2014 for the first time. The two-day conference will be closing with a speech from Václav Klaus, who was Zeman’s predecessor in the office of the Czech president.