The weekly, right-wing Polish magazine wSieci (The Network) has landed in some hot water after a controversial cover hit the stands this week.
The cover features a white woman, dressed in a European Union flag, screaming while being attacked and assaulted by dark-skinned arms along with a headline that reads, “The Islamic Rape Of Europe.”
The internet was obviously appalled by the images, even pointing out the similarities of the cover to the fascist Italian propaganda as well as Nazi propaganda that was used back in the early 1900s.
The image is allegedly a reference to the sexual assaults that took place earlier in the year that people claimed were perpetrated by migrant and refugee men against European woman.
This fear still runs rampant, causing many to demand stronger immigration control, despite the fact that recent reports reveal that only three of the 58 suspects arrested on that grisly night were refugees from Iraq or Syria.
the poster on the "Islamic rape of Europe" has a long history of colonial propaganda to draw inspiration from pic.twitter.com/eZYvk0FzqK— /kaw·re?d?/ (@kawrage) February 17, 2016
A rough translation of the cover states that the magazine “will uncover the issues which the media and Brussels are hiding from the citizens of the European Union.”
Writer Aleksandra Rybinska allegedly states that, “issues with migration are the result of an unavoidable clash of civilizations between Islam and Christianity,” and adds that he believes, “Muslims are actively promoting this war.”
In conclusion, he quotes historian Arnold Toynbee: “Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.”
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