Czech pres­i­dent: Mi­gra­tion linked to ter­ror at­tack wave

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PRAGUE | The Czech pres­i­dent has linked re­cent at­tacks in Europe to the on­go­ing in­flux of mi­grants es­cap­ing war-torn, poverty-stricken coun­tries.

Mi­los Ze­man told Czechs in his an­nual Christ­mas speech on Mon­day that “to­day al­most no one doubts the con­nec­tion between the mi­gra­tion wave and ter­ror­ist at­tacks.”

In or­der to pre­vent ter­ror­ist at­tacks on Czech soil, the pres­i­dent said that the Czech Repub­lic shouldn’t take in mi­grants on a “so-called vol­un­teer ba­sis,” al­lud­ing to the Euro­pean Union’s ef­forts to dis­trib­ute mi­grants across the con­ti­nent.

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