Polish Football Fans Vow to ‘Defend Christianity’ Against Muslim Migrants

by Raheem Kassam  •  Nov 2, 2015
Cross-posted from Breitbart

Polish soccer fans take the Islamist threat very seriously.

Polish soccer fans take the Islamist threat very seriously.

Originally published under the title “Polish Football Fans Unfurl 50-Foot ‘Stand And Defend Christianity’ Banner At Premier League Match.”

Polish football (soccer) fans unveiled an enormous anti-mass-migration banner at Sunday’s Silesian Wroclaw match against Poznan.

Images from the match last night show a giant crusader defending Europe from invading jihadists in boats labelled USS Hussein, USS Bin Laden, and USS ISIS.

Just a week after Poland voted to kick out every left-wing member of its national parliament, ordinary Poles have again shown the spirit which led them to elect the nationalist conservative Law and Justice party, with football fans unveiling an over-sized anti-migration banner at Sunday’s match.

The leaders of Poland's two largest political parties – Beata Szyd?o of Law and Justice (left) and Ewa Kopacz of the Civic Platform (right) – are women. Szyd?o will be replacing Kopacz as prime minister.

The leaders of Poland’s two largest political parties – Beata Szydlo of Law and Justice (left) and Ewa Kopacz of the Civic Platform (right) – are women. Szydlo will be replacing Kopacz as prime minister.

The hand-painted sheet, which is estimated to have been at least 50 feet tall and 75 feet wide, depicts boatloads of migrants preparing to land on the southern shore of Europe.

Many of the boats’ crews make the one-fingered “ISIS salute.”

Defending Europe while clutching a sword and a shield showing the crest of the Silesian Wroc?aw football club, a St. George’s cross-wearing crusader stands ready to fight the migrants, below writing which reads “While Europe Is Flooded With An Islamic Plague.”

Underneath, another 100-foot-wide banner hangs from the stalls behind the goal and reads, in a traditional Polish script: “Let Us Stand In Defence Of Christianity.”

A Legida banner displayed during the 2012 football season

A Legida banner displayed during the 2012 football season

Wroclaw football club has one of the largest supporter bases in Poland, and the most politically active.

Banners with strong anti-Communist messages are commonly seen at their games – and the fans like to get involved.

Alongside football scarves that split space among the crests of the team, Poland, and anti-Islam symbols, banners seen at past matches have also condoned violence towards supporters of left-wing political views.

Wroclaw maintains a strong friendship with Legia Warsaw, another politically active football team.

Legia, which has displayed banners mocking Islamic jihad, has been fined on a number of occasions by football governing body UEFA over supposed racism at its matches.

Raheem Kassam is a Shillman-Ginsburg fellow at the Middle East Forum and editor-in-chief of Breitbart London.

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