Polish Lawmaker Calls For “Purging Those Not Worthy”

Reuters reports:

Critics of Poland’s right-wing ruling party voiced outrage Thursday after one of its senators said Poland should be “purged” of those “not worthy of belonging to our national community.” They said the language used by Grzegorz Bierecki echoed fascists of the 1930s. He said his comments were misunderstood and refused to apologize.

“Horrifying, shameful words evoking Europe’s darkest moments and alarming lack of remorse,” the AJC, a global Jewish advocacy group, said on Twitter. Whatever his intention, the language used by Bierecki typified the socially exclusive language increasingly used by politicians across Europe and beyond.