Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Authorities in the Polish capital, Warsaw, have banned a protest against Muslim refugees that was planned for the city center on Saturday, saying it is driven by out-of-place hatred.
The decision follows a government announcement that Poland will be able to accept more refugees that the 2,000 originally declared and a declaration from Catholic leaders that the church will do its best to help immigrants.
Predominantly Catholic Poland appears to be gradually opening to the need of helping the plight of Muslims fleeing for their lives. But fears also remain.
Warsaw Deputy Mayor Jaroslaw Jozwiak said Wednesday that the organizers of the protest had used the "language of hatred" to justify it.