Poland will not accept Muslim migrants, despite the promise made by the previous Polish government to do so, as stated by Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland, Jan Dziedziczak, rp.pl reports.
"The decision is binding, we will not accept refugees from Muslim countries. We, as the government, as politicians, simply implementing what our society wants from us, what we are obliged to do by our citizens," Dziedziczak said.
Dziedziczak noted that a significant number of refugees from the south are men. "These are economic migrants who are looking for a comfortable life here," he stressed.
The popular Twitter account Voice of Europe, last Friday tweeted a link to the Polish Foreign Minister's comments. The tweet is readable worldwide - except in Germany. Instead, users are met with a message that says that the tweet can not be read in the country.
The reason is the extensive censorship legislation that was adopted by the German Bundestag earlier this year, which entered into force on October 1. The act obliges all social networking companies to remove all so-called "racism" and "false news" within 24 hours. Otherwise, they will be heavily fined.
This is the tweet German users are not allowed to see:
But according to Voice of Europe, this is not the first time tweets have been subjected to censorship, and not only by Germany. Also France is actively censoring tweets.
Here are a few examples of tweets that the Germans or the French apparently are not allowed to see:
The following film is also being censored in Germany:
Along with this tweet about killings in Europe:
And France shut down this link about sex offenders in Austria:
When a state censors the words of a neighboring country's Deputy Foreign Minister, the alarm bells really should go off, because when we lose the right to obtain information, we lose everything.
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”
― Benjamin Franklin
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