Czech President Compares UN Project on Refugees to Marxist Propaganda
In his Christmas message in December Czech President Milos Zeman called the wave of migrants and “refugees” entering Europe an “organized invasion.”
Prague, Jan 24 (CTK) – The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) project putting school children in the role of refugees by means of comics and a film is idiotic and dangerous, President Milos Zeman said on Prima commercial television Saturday.
He praised Education Minister Katerina Valachova who said that her ministry will not distribute the material to schools.
“The comics are another idiotic project of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. I think that it is just as naive as Bolshevik propaganda that, though it did not have the form of comics, was essentially just as stupid,” Zeman said.
He added that comics “in a way simplifies the situation.”
The project Hello Czech Republic is based on a Swedish model. The UNHCR owns the copyright to the model.
It includes a comic book and a film telling the story of Hamid, a boy who sets out on a journey from Afghanistan to Sweden. A 13-minute film tells the story of a Kurdish girl whom her mother sent to Sweden.
Zeman said he believes that children would behave according to the manual in real contact with immigrants and that it would take a woman or a girl in Cologne into a blind ally.
“Every stupid propaganda is dangerous,” Zeman added.
According to witnesses and police, about one thousand people of Arab and North African origin met in Cologne during the night of New Year’s Eve and groups of some men encircle women, sexually attacked them and robbed.