The only way to protect Poland from terrorist attacks is by not allowing Islamic migrants into the country, Polish European Parliament deputy Ryszard Czarnecki has said.
His comments follow an attack in London on Saturday which killed ten, including three suspects, and injured at least 48 others.
Czarnecki, who hails from Poland’s conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, said terrorist attacks were often carried out by children of “Islamic migrants” – many of them citizens of European countries – who were trained by the so-called Islamic State.
“Other countries have led to a situation in which those trained on Islamic State territory in Syria, Iraq – young people with French, Belgian, Dutch, British, German citizenship – return to Europe … and somehow [the authorities] were incapable of monitoring them,” Czarnecki said.
“We, Poland, are learning from the mistakes of others … and we will not open our doors to Islamic migrants,” he added.
Czarnecki also said that recent attacks in the UK aimed to influence the result of British parliamentary elections, which will be held on 8 June.
Saturday’s attack was the third in the UK in recent months.
On 22 May, a suicide bomber killed 22 and injured dozens of others as they streamed out of a concert in Manchester, northwest England.
In March, a lone attacker drove his car into a crowd near Westminster in London, killing four and injuring 50.
Czarnecki advised Britain to remove “radical migrants”, saying: “If a radical Muslim leader calls his brothers-in-faith at the mosque … to fight with the unfaithful then I believe there are grounds to expel that Imam”.