Why the hell don’t they stop moaning and bring out the military and start shooting away on trespassers? Why the heck do they budget and maintain security and army for if they have no intentions to protect anything?
Migrants are using children ‘as human shields for men with iPhones’ to justify arriving in Europe, says Czech Republic’s president
- Czech president accuse refugees of ‘using children as human shields’
- Claims they use children to help them get sympathy from EU citizens
- President Zeman has made several incendiary statements against migrants
The President of the Czech Republic has accused migrants and refugees ‘with iPhones’ of exploiting their children to get asylum in the EU.
President Milos Zeman claimed that migrants are not in desperate need, but are economically wealthy and are using their children in order to gain sympathy from Europe.
His outburst comes just days after the United Nation’s human rights chief accused Prague of systematically detaining migrants and refugees in degrading conditions to put off others.
In his latest outburst, Zeman accused the thousands of refugees and economic migrants who have arrived in Europe this year of being ‘wealthy’, something which he claims is proven by the fact that they have smartphones.
He accused them of risking their children’s lives crossing the Mediterranean in order to use them to secure a right to remain in the EU.
‘They serve as human shields for guys with iPhones to justify the wave of migrants,’ President Milos Zeman said in an interview with a Czech tabloid.
‘Those hiding behind the children … in my opinion, do not deserve any compassion,’ added the outspoken veteran leftwinger.
‘They bring the children over in rubber dingys, knowing they might drown,’ said Zeman, in office since 2013 as the Czech Republic’s first-ever directly elected president.
The statements follow his earlier fiery remarks targeting refugees, including ‘no one invited you here.’
Zeman also recently said migrants would ‘respect sharia (Islamic law) instead of Czech laws’ and that ‘unfaithful women will be stoned and thieves will have their hands cut off.’
He has lashed out at Islamic women wearing the veil saying ‘we’ll be deprived of women’s beauty, because they’ll be covered from head to toe.
On Thursday, United Nations rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, termed the Czech president’s remarks ‘Islamophobic’.
Hussein also sharply criticised the Czech Republic, an EU and NATO member, over poor conditions at centres where it locks up refugees, including children, detained on their way to western Europe.
Zeman on Sunday invited Hussein to come to the Czech Republic to inspect conditions at the camps.
More than 600,000 migrants and refugees, mainly fleeing violence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have braved the dangerous journey to Europe so far this year, according to UN numbers.