POLISH anti-fascists warned of Islamophobic hate-mongering at today’s far-right march through Warsaw on Poland’s independence day.
Neonazis from across Europe are expected at the event, which has grown steadily since it began in 2009.
Never Again association co-founder Rafal Pankowski said people should not be fooled by the march’s slogan We Want God, the lyric from a traditional Polish hymn.
“They use Christianity as a kind of identity marker, which is mostly about being anti-Islam now,” he said, adding that far-right “neo-pagans” plan to take part alongside Roman Catholic groups.
Far-right US National Policy Institute think tank president Richard Spencer — most famous for a video in which he is punched in the face — has been invited to speak, but his attendance remains in doubt.
Last month Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Mr Spencer “should not appear publicly, and especially not in Poland,” describing him as someone “who defames what happened during World War II, defames the Holocaust.”