A 2,500-member citizen militia has formed in the Czech Republic in response to the “massive influx of Muslim immigrants.”
Czech daily newspaper Lidove Noviny claims the militia, called the National Home Guard (NHG), grew rapidly in recent months. The vigilante group now has around 90 branches throughout the country, and arms its members with guns and sharp weapons.
On its website, the group says the “colored world” should go to Asia and Africa, and stay away from the Czech Republic.
“Opponents of migration also want to have a colorful world, but not here” the group explains. “This is the Czech Republic, and it must stay that way.”
One of the NHG’s leaders, Nela Liskova, recently issued a warning to politicians that “people will take matters in their own hands” if the government “doesn’t begin to act.”
The government is worried about the growth of the group, saying it reflects the general radicalization of Czech society.
“It is an utterly dangerous trend,” Andor Sandor, the former head of military intelligence in the Czech Republic, told LN. “It is not possible to have men who are not in the military running around in the woods playing soldiers, particularly in a situation where where we have some of them speaking out about shooting politicians.”
The migrant crisis in Europe has actually had little effect on the Czech Republic, as just 415 foreigners applied for asylum during the first three months in 2016.
Refugees are reluctant to go to the country because of the harsh detention centers they get placed in. Justice Minister Robert Pelikan proudly described the detention facilities as “worse than prisons” in October, in an effort to explain why just 1,000 people had applied for asylum that year. (RELATED: By The Numbers” Czech ‘Worse Than Prison’ Approach To Refugees Appears To Have Actually Worked)
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