Time to tackle terrorism: Polish ruling party spokeswoman
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Europe should "begin to seriously discuss” the problem of terrorism, which affects “all of us” regardless of where attacks are staged, a spokeswoman for Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party said on Tuesday.
Mohamed Aallaa (C), 27, one of four arrested in relation to the terrorist attacks in Spain, is taken to a court in Madrid, 22 August 2017. PAP/EPA/J.J.GUILLEN
"There have been no attacks in Poland; our security services are doing everything to keep the Polish people safe, but the attacks in Western Europe are also killing our compatriots,” Beata Mazurek said when asked about last week’s terror attacks in Spain and Finland.
Europe “must understand” that terrorism is a big problem that needs to be addressed effectively to ensure the safety of citizens across the bloc, Mazurek told the wPolityce.pl news service.
According to Mazurek, terrorism is one of Europe's main headaches today and a problem that is likely to escalate unless tackled in the right way.
Echoing an earlier comment by Prime Minister Beata Szydło, Mazurek said that it is "high time" to replace political correctness "in its pathetic, twisted form" with common sense and "return to Christian values underlying a united Europe."
On Thursday, a van mowed down pedestrians on a popular promenade in Barcelona, western Spain, killing 15 people and injuring more than 120 others, while an attack in Cambrils, south of Barcelona, saw another death.
On Friday, a 18-year-old Moroccan man went on a stabbing rampage in the Finnish city of Turku, killing two people and injuring eight others, including two foreigners, local police have said. (str)