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Terror plot symptom of 'growing extremism'

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Peter Gentle 21.11.2012 13:52
  • Interview with Jacek Kucharczyk.mp3
The planned terror outrage by a 45 year-old university lecturer in Krakow, southern Poland, is a symptom of the growth of groups of people in Poland “not interested in rational debate” an expert tells Polish Radio.

Sejm gates: photo - PAP

Jacek Kucharczyk, director of the Institute of Public Affairs, tells reporter Michal Kubicki he fears a wave of political extremism and the activities of various radical groups in Poland, after detectives unconvered a plot by Brunon K. to blow up Poland's national parliament.

In his view, the terror plot has to be seen in the context of growing right-wing extremism as well as a broader social climate “which induces certain unbalanced people to act in such a way”.

There is anger, Jacek Kucharczyk says, against the political establishment and democratic institutions, displayed by “groups of people and entire social movements which are not interested in any rational public debate but see the state and the public institutions as the enemy and an alien body”. (pg)

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