Czech President Milos Zeman Gives Amazing Speech about Islam, Israel and Anti-Semitism

Czech President Milos Zeman in Yad Vashem

Milos Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic courageously condemned the culture of Islamic anti-Semitism behind the Brussels attack as well as commenting in an informed fashion on the larger trend of Islamic Supremacist violence.

“The only holiday of independence which I can never leave out is the celebration of the independence of the Jewish State of Israel,” Zeman said.

“There are other nations with whom we share the same values, whether it’s free elections or a free market economy, but no one is threatening to delete those states from the map. No one shoots at their border towns and no one wants to see the citizens of those nations driven out of their country.”

“There is a term called political correctness and I consider it to be a euphemism for political cowardice. So I refuse to be cowardly.”

“It is necesarry to name the enemy of human civilization and this enemy is international terrorism associated with religious fundamentalism and religious intolerance. This fanatical creed does not only attack a single nation, as we saw after September 11. Muslim fanatics in Nigeria recently captured 200 young Christian girls. And in the flower at the heart of Europe, an abominable killing took place at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.”

“I am not reassured by the claims that this is the work of only a small fringe group. Quite the contrary. I believe that xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism stems from the essential ideology that these fanatical groups are based on.”

“And let me provide a proof of this assertion in a quote from one of its sacred texts. ‘The Jews will hide behind stones and trees. Then the tree will call out, ‘A Jew hides behind me, come and kill him.’ The stone will call out, ‘A Jew hides behind me, come and kill him.’

“I criticized those who call for the killing of the Arabs, but I don’t know of about any mass movement that calls for the mass murder of Arabs. I do however know of an anti-civilizational movement which calls for the mass murder of the Jews.”

“One of the articles in the Hamas Charter calls for killing Jews.”

“Do we really want to pretend that this is only a small group of extremists. Can we really be politically correct and insist that they are all good and that only a tiny number of the extremists and fundamentalists are committing these crimes?”

“One of my favourite essayists, Michel de Montaigne once wrote: “Good does not necessarily succeed evil; another evil may succeed, and a worse evil.”

“We began the Arab Spring, which became the Arab Winter, and the fight against the secular dictatorships has become a battle run by Al-Qaida.”

“Let’s throw out political correctness and call a spade, a spade.

“Yes we have friends in the world to whom we express our solidarity, but this solidarity costs us nothing because these folks are never threatened.”

“A true sense of solidarity is solidarity with a friend who is in distress and in danger, and so here I am.”

  • Gee

    As much as I agree with President Zeman and his statement – the issue is much larger.
    The majority of Europe shares the same goals and attitudes as the Islamofascists

    • It Came from the Desert

      The majority does not, but the minority who does has a much more developed network among eachother to front their views. My impression, as a norwegian is that there are a lot of europeans who are deeply concerned about their loss of classical european values and national identity.

      Problem is, the minority who shares the totalitarian values of islam and socialism has a good grip around the other parts balls right now. And the majority, without anything, like christianity to unite them are running around like headless hens. Whatever type of common voice that is built up will be torn down by the political correct media, NGO’s and such.

      There are big economic forces applying the new United States of Europe doctrine all over Europe every day, and there is little to fight back from as it is today.

      (pardon my english. It’s a mix between british from school and cultural influence from US culture)

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        We read you Loud and Clear.

        Great post.

      • KingHasNoClothes

        Perfectly put. As a fellow European (Irish) I think you have hit the nail on its head. The people have had enough – but (mainstream) politicians are rendered “immobile” because they are terrified of being labeled racist, “Islamophobic”, blah, blah, blah. I sense things are changing from the ground up though…..they had better or we will all end up enslaved!

        • Šetr Prámek

          It’s always the common men who does the changes, eventually … Not the politicians…

    • Drakken

      No they don’t for Pete’s sake, the Europeans have the same bloody problems with the muslims that you have.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      It’s the leftist elites and their dupes in Europe that are against Israel. And they hold a lot of power over culture and politics. For the moment.

  • rsilverm

    I have never seen this moral courage from a political leader in Western Europe (unless you count Churchill). Perhaps, though, they have existed and I am ignorant of them.

    But I have seen it twice now in the Czech Republic (or whatever they are calling it these days). Like Vaclav Havel before him, this guy Milos Zeman has a clear moral center.

    • Dian Kjaergaard

      Interesting general question. Specifically: Wasn’t it Czechoslovakia that was the first dramatic victim of appeasement in 1938? Perhaps President Zeman has a good grasp of history and the dynamics of fear ….

      • Chavi Beck

        Yes and it was Czechoslovakia that sold arms to the Jews in 1948 when nobody (and I include the US of A) was willing to do it.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          G-d Bless Czechoslovakia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Chavi Beck

            Well, as long as they earn His blessing by keeping up this kind of moral courage. I used to bless Denmark too, but that was a while ago.

          • sobieski

            hey Bro…they split…..Czech Republic and Slovakia……bless the Czech Republic!

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            In 1948 it was… Czechoslovakia.

            The split came in 1993.

          • delco

            Reality is, that a split was in 1989. Now it´s Czech republic and Slovak republic. Ehm – I´m from CZ, so.. believe me :)

          • Jakub Šámal

            The split came in 1993. 1.1. to be exact. How about you swallow a portion of your dignity next time you want to state something and make sure you are right by looking it up on Wikipedia? You’ll keep more of that dignity this way.

          • Medea

            The split happened in 1993. Legal split. Maybe you are talking about political one. But that would be a long story.

          • Cold

            There’s no such thing… Czechslovakia does not exist for many years already.

          • paul

            Slow down, Czechs are Socialists.

          • ChurchSox

            That’s their business.

          • Honza Kolín

            No we aren’t. Thanks God.

          • Pavel Poncar

            Yes we are mate, unless you overslept last elections.

          • Karel Křesťan

            Socialists? If we were socialists, what about France?

          • john connor

            The Czech are Anarchists. They don´t give a crap about so-called authorities, they see them as what they are, the bullies. So the Czechs are always in opposition of politically correct mainstream.

          • Pavlína Kohoutová

            I wouldn’call us anarchists. Rather that we have blood of protestants.

          • Jiří Mannheim

            we are neither anarchists nor socialists, but, as any other country, we have some communists, some nationalists, some anti-semitists, some populists and some bolsheviks (not necessarily communists, but with the arrogant approach to the opposition and different ideas at all, e.g. former president Klaus) – show me the country, which does not have those kinds of people

          • Frankie

            yes, and we have many bolsheviks who do not think with their own heads and actively detest those who do so – such us most of the domestic Klaus’ critics.

          • Radek Štencl

            I’m not. You’re wrong.

    • Judahlevi

      It is not just you.

      Czechs certainly have greater moral courage and clarity than almost anyone in Western Europe. They suffered under collectivism, and have a better understanding of what Islam plans to bring to the world.

      This speech should be on the front page of every news outlet in America. It demonstrates how a real leader could talk if they ever get out from under the BS of PC.

      • Subie201

        This is the difference between a man with courage, dignity and compassion, and a lying, two bit, snake oil salesman with a TelePrompTer!

      • Pavel Poncar

        Good sir, its not about being morale a courageous, especially in this case. No president anywhere should talk shitstorms like this; if nothing else, its shows him as a really bad diplomat.

        • FUBO

          And you sir are the lickspittle, politically correct (probably leftist), quisling, COWARD upon whom the nazis, then the communists and now the jihadis depend on.

          You criticize Zeman but w
e notice you say NOTHING about the quotes from the koran or Hamas’ long term Charter that calls for the extermination of the Jews.



          If you don’t speak out against it as Zeman does, THEN YOU ARE FOR IT.

          

Finally I will give you something to ponder that was said about useless people such as yourself by a man who you, cowering in your basement, no doubt would also criticize.



          “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” ― Samuel Adams

          • Pavel Poncar

            Nice fanatism, really nice. You can shake hands with any wahabist out there as you are made from the same mold.

            Nazis, communists and so on depends on people like you, easily manipulated halfwits who see the world in black & white. Enjoy your simplicity.

            Just fyi, I don’t like any islamist, I am right oriented and have jewish ancestors.

          • herb benty

            So does J Street. Dhimmi.

          • Martin Berkovec

            I never liked Zeman and I am not glad that he became our president. Truly, I was really sad for at least a month. BUT! I am not going to automatically disagree with him on everything he says. Especially when he clearly has his eyes open…
            I understand that you probably have not experienced the force of Islam and immigrants from Middle East, because in Czech Republic we don’t have any. I agree with Zeman that we should be careful with them…

          • Pavel Poncar

            Agreed with Zeman few times, when it made sense, but this time its just shortsighted ad hoc statement where our beloved president put indonesians, syrians, malaysians, arabs, indians (etc.) into the same bag. Islam is not centralized religion, with as many interpretations as believers – in this term, shortsighted is just a mild understatement. I lived in London and Brussels for quite some time, spent few years in “muslim” part of Asia, so I saw what i saw.

          • Nor

            Islam May not be centralized as you put it but they all share 1 thing. That the world must be islamicized. And they r doing it ever so slowly. If not by the sword than by numbers politically. There are towns in England, Switzerland and elsewhere where an Englishman or Swede don’t dare to show themselves as they are in their own country. Even in the US their are Islamic groups trying to start “Islamic towns” with Sharia law replacing the US Constitution. Open your eyes and see the truth of things. Applaud a man who speaks the truth whether you like it or not.

          • 7kh

            “there are towns in Switzerland…” you say. Tell me which ones, pls! Eager to know

          • John Kinory

            He is blind, because he refuses to see.
            And by saying “as many interpretations as there are believers”, he has proved he has never even been to a Muslim country.

          • Pavel Poncar

            Sadly, wrong. But believe in what you need to believe.

          • John Kinory

            “as many interpretations as there are believers” – with this statement, you have proved that you have never even been to a Muslim country.

          • Pavel Poncar

            Right, just few years in Indonesia and Malysia.

          • John Kinory

            “have jewish ancestors”

            The usual stupid gambit. So what?

          • Pavel Poncar

            So reaction to stupid projection, nothing more.

          • John Kinory

            Anybody know what this random string of words is supposed to mean?

          • Pavel Poncar

            Try to read it slowly, it might help you.

          • Chavi Beck

            (Would have liked to upvote twice.)

          • John Kinory

            Thanks :)

          • Petra

            That mean he is not non-jew but belong to a certain nation. Jewish nation has 1st place Nobel winner prizes if u havent know.

          • John Kinory

            Yes, I do know. It was a rhetorical (=ironic, in this case) question. My point was that having Jewish ancestors is 100% irrelevant.

          • Robert Lovell

            big deal

    • jdk47

      The Czech Republic is the last bastion of true liberty and freedom in this world.

      • Pavel Poncar

        Not sure if entirely stupid or just bad troll.

        • FUBO

          Keep hiding behind a plant, maybe your jihadi friends won’t cuyt your head off after we tell them you sold them out.

      • Tomas

        Hope not last, also because it is getting worse. The best is freedom from religion – no religion can prohibit education, therefore people are mostly free from any religion. But this is slowly changing to worse.
        There are also other disturbing elements. Noone has a freedom to go to any restaurant without being disturbed by a cigarete smoke. Czech republic is perhaps the last western european county with this, and one of the last from the whole Europe. A Czech local cannot leave opened windows in summer night without being waken up by motorcycles every now and then. Noone can drive Czech roads without being endangered by other drivers anarchists. And many more.
        To the topic, the president talks out of the belief of freedom from religion.

    • Jo

      Once I thought about the reason why we, Central and Eastern Europeans, are so much different than Western Europe. One thing always comes to mind. Remember when in 1968 there was a time of great unrest in Europe? Well, we fought for freedom and truth and against totalitarianism and socialism (especially Polish students and Czech people) while for example in France they fought for socialism and against tradition and moral values of their parents. As a result they think that holding strong opinion on any subject is intolerant and everything is relative while we know there are ideas worth fighting for, especially freedom (Solidarity, anyone?). And we see Islam as the greatest threat for our freedom and morality.

      • John Kinory

        You fought for freedom. The spoiled brats in France who thought they were fighting for some great ideas, were fighting because they were silly adolescents rebelling against their parents.

    • Kane

      Czech republic in “western” europe?? oh yeah, someone needs to localize the czech republic on the map lol

      Not sure about this president, but seems that being too old or alcoholic is what fits him the most

      • Tomas

        That someone above actually might have picked the map. And on the first sight, Czech republic is is western Europe. The center of Europe is about 800 km northeast from Prague, making the whole Czech area is western Europe. Also the mentality is western European, nothing even close to eastern like Russia.

        • Mike

          He’s right:-)))

      • John Kinory

        What ignorant drivel.

        • Kane

          indeed, what an ignoant (@ Tomas) lol

      • Mi10
        • EU

          Western Europe:-))))

  • bob e

    very brave man .. good for him ..

  • mozart1216

    Bravo Milos Zeman. Thank you for your courage and your clear vision.

  • Frank Tillman

    Thanks for clarity & resoluteness in the day of USA leadership asleep at the wheel. You Sir are a leader.

  • Mags

    Hopefully more leaders will do the same

  • Ruvane

    thank you from the jewish people we are encircled by real miscreants

  • herb benty

    Mr. Zeman you’re an oak tree! God Bless always. Canada stands with you.

    • Šetr Prámek

      Then send us weapons, we will hold em back for you, Canada!

      • herb benty

        Sure! we’ll trade you guns/ammo for semtex. Seriously, I was always under the impression you folks had a very robust weapons sector.

        • Artur Krejčík

          we do, dont worry, we dont need money or weapons, all we do need is that rest of you folks wake up ! You didnt wake up when we were prepaired before the WWII and did let us fall, dont do that again. because we will prevail, you might not.

          • herb benty

            Thank you, you said a lot in that short paragraph that is very true. We do need to wake up and get with it over here.

          • Ondřej

            Thank you for the kind words, it seems surreal to see that somebody of the other side of the Earth is willing to read about our state, and care about what The Crocodile (zeman) said.

          • herb benty

            Ya it is a little weird, but we like our history over here. We’ve respected you, your country and your people for a long time.

  • Texas Patriot

    Amazing that such a great champion of truth, individual freedom, and human rights comes not from the United States but from a former member of the Soviet Union. Did we really win the Cold War, or is it that we just paid too high a price?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      It’s not really over.

      Sorry.

    • Guest

      Former member of the Soviet Union? What the heck are you talking about?

      • jdk47

        They weren’t a “card-carrying” member, but they were part of the Warsaw Pact. Technically he was wrong, but I get his intent.

    • stu

      Eh, Do you have idea what was happening here (in the Czech Republic) during era of communism (1948 – 1989)? :) Majority of czech nation really dislikes russians just because of that era when we were part of the soviet block. And argument that we elected communists after WW 2 is quite tricky… Those elections were more or less already manipulated. Second thing is, even if communists had not won, SSSR would have came with tanks and army to occupy us. (exactly what happend afterwards in 1968 – prague spring)… So calling us “a former member of the Soviet Union” could be quite a insult for many people here… :)

      • Texas Patriot

        Sorry. I didn’t mean that you were a part of the Soviet Union voluntarily, only that you were a part of it for a long time whether you liked it or not. Obviously, though, that didn’t seem to quench the thirst for truth, the hunger for freedom, and the love of justice in the people of the Czech nation, and that was really my point. Unfortunately, those qualities seem more alive today in the Czech Republic than they do in America. What’s up with that?

        • Rick Livingstone

          Patriot, do not loose hope. But thing have to get worse before they get better. Too bad we are caught in that downward spiral. But we had it too good for too long, lulled into complacency, decadence of Madonna and personal hedonism. We, as citizens, gave up on personal political involvement and stopped checking on our elected representatives because we were too busy watching baseball and frying hot dogs. We were too naive and gave our trust to the politicians = invitation for corruption; they sure took advantage of it. When 250 million Americans have as little as Czechs did for 40 years under communism they will rise up. Zeman sees it right and is not afraid of telling the truth but don’t you think for one minute that the democracy in Czech Republic is not corrupt and does not favor nepotism. Don’t you think for one minute that the islamic apologists do not exist in Czech Republic. They do. And most horrifying is that they thrive on the academic soil of Czech Universities (Humanities). But unlike in other countries you would be hard pressed to find a 60 thousand members FB group claiming We don’t want Islam in Czech Republic.

    • Pavlína Kohoutová

      Former member od the Soviet union?! We were never, thank God! :-)

  • Chavi Beck

    Thanks.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    G-d Bless the Czech Republic!

    • Tom Dvorak

      It’s funny to read post like this, knowing that our little state is the least religious one in the whole world. Also, that is probably why we have one of the most free states worldwide (or maybe THE one).

      • Artur Krejčík

        I dont really care about others being religious, if they dont force that down my throat. And I expect the same from them.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “There is a term called political correctness and I consider it to be a euphemism for political cowardice. So I refuse to be cowardly.”

    Well said.

  • emilysam

    The courage to say what many won’t admit, will not say r do to even understand, BRAVO!

  • Barry

    Czechs know best. Western European leaders handed their nation over to the Nazis in the 1930′s. This violation of their culture and freedoms is what enables them to dodge political correctness, a serious disease of Western culture, and to call a “spade a spade”. We all cringe when we listen to the likes of Obama, Ashton, Hollande and others, but when we listen to the words of Zeman, they resonate as truth on a visceral level.

    • Tommo

      to he Nazis in 38,to the commis in 43 at the great Jalta allied piss up. Churchill and Roosevelt signed us off to Stalin as they carved up post war Europe. just sayin’. I personally am NO big fan of Zeman and his alcohol fuelled antics but he’s damn right on this one.my great uncle fought in England as RAF pilot. survived,came home and became part of the unit that trained Israeli pilots on the trophy german machines that Czechoslovakia sold to Israel with other stuff. I am proud of that too.

      • John Kinory

        I don’t know whether your great uncle is still alive, but if he is, please convey to him my deepest admiration.

      • JEL.

        You are 100% right to be proud of your great uncle, bless him. Miloval jsem cesky narod a sve historie od byl jsem maly.At zije Ceska republika! (Omlovam se, ze nemluvim cesky tak dobre- ale ucim se cestinu ve Londyne.)

  • Pocho Basura

    .YOU GO MILOS!
    Unfortunately for graduating Americans Milos will never be able to give a commencement speech in The USofA (formerly land of the free)

  • victoryman

    Can anyone imagine the Golfer-in-chief making this speech?

    • Rick Livingstone

      hahaha. Bismillah, alhamdudillah…..f-k-ing ape barry.

  • Judgmentday

    Advocacy for Israel is rare, and it’s particularly rare in the current U.S. administration. There is absolutely no one in the halls of DC power, including Kerry, Biden, Hagel, Rice or Obama, who could even live in the same moral and ethical neighborhood as the President of The Czech Republic. And there hasn’t been since the days of Harry S. Truman. Thank you, President Zeman, for speaking out against evil. I so wish you were the president of the United States.

    • lyndaaquarius

      speaking out against evil is a sign of greatness and unbounded compassion.President Zeman,you,ve awakened the lionhearted spirit in countless others. Thank you.

  • lyndaaquarius

    long may he live and prosper.

  • LBFM

    Bravo, President Zeman, bravo!

  • Subie201

    Hooah to you sir! You are a righteous man!

  • jdk47

    I guess he and Obama ain’t the best of buddies.

  • KevinSTL

    Amazing how easy it is when you have solid morals, principles, and integrity, huh?

  • itellu3times

    Bravo.
    As opposed to anything from our current POTUS which is all barfo.

  • Carabec

    Zeman a man worthy of the title President!

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    What I find most remarkable is that what Zeman said is not that remarkable, unless common decency and common sense have somehow become so rare that it seems as if expressing either, let alone both, is so worthy of note.

    How far from our moral compass has the unhinged Left taken our social discourse? This far.

  • veetman

    This guy is great!!!

  • roastytoasty

    Why don’t the leaders of Israel today make a point of locating, identifying & promoting their affiliation with the other Tribes of Israel? By now there must be billions of people who are related to those who came out of Egypt with Moses. That much blood & DNA did not vanish into thin air and the reunion of Israel’s Tribes figures large in Old Testament prophecy. Why do the Tribesmen of Judah shoulder the load alone when their natural allies are all around them but, as yet, ignorant of their heritage? It’s gonna happen sooner or later so why not start now in the work to reunify all the Tribes of Israel?

  • David Redek

    Guys, I’m Czech… and I’m totally moved by your thoughts about us :-) Thanks for those nice words about our “isle of morality”, you’re amazing.

    And it’s not just Zeman, we have lots of moral politics. Thanks for hearing us this time! :-)

  • Armand Rodriguez

    The Czech Republic and Poland look more and more very familiar to me. They look like the US did before the political left took over.

  • dongszkie

    what a sensible and courageous president ! .with such a unique integrity and refined consciousness, that clearly see the real demarcation of what is right and wrong with a flawless outlook of conventional wisdom.

  • Satran

    A lot of people consider him a drunk man(has been drunk at important national ceremony :D). Not very respected here, in Czech Republic. He’s not stupid at all though.

    • branik

      who is not drunk in czech ? all people in this cuntry drink like crazy …

      • Petr Seberád

        I dont and if you drink one or two beer everyday it is not so embarasing like style of our eastern and northen friends

    • Petr Seberád

      Casue he was in Russian embassy. And he is older, so he doesnt stand as much as before

  • Alex Schlesinger

    Geographically a close neighbor of Hungary, In understanding and humanity they astronomically far apart. God Bless the Czech Republic and her LEADER !!!

  • Ondřej Sirotek

    A word by a native of the Czech Republic: as it was already mentiond we shoudn´t mistake political correctness for political cowardnice AS WELL AS politics for populism. No doubt DID Mr. Zeman delivered a perfect speech. No doubt SHOULD these thoughts be perceived as morals.
    BUT please,
    don´t bless anyone according to the only one first favourable impression.
    Czechs will understand.

    • Ondřej

      So true

  • ows views

    One must admire the spirit of the Czech, the flag bearers of decency and democracy, of national dignity. I am proud to have had forefathers from Moravia and Slovakia.

  • Cindy

    May God bless this man, he’s not afraid to act and speak as a man should. Our president hides under the folds of his wife’s skirt. But then I truly believe that Obama is a terrorist himself.

  • Bernard Baum

    Yasha Koach to you Mr. President

  • Robert Lovell

    there are many things I do not like about Prime Minister Harper, this is not one of them! Canadians are not two faced in how we embrace the democracy of Israel

  • SHERYE O

    THANK YOU MILOS ZEMAN. WE ARE RUNAMUCK WITH THE P. C. POLICE. NO LEADERS IN THE U. S. WILL CALL IT WHAT IT IS. YOU CAN NOT MAKE ANY GAINS WHEN YOU DONT CALL A ISLAMIC EXTREMIST A ISLAMIST EXTREMEST.
    OUR MORALS SEEM FAR AND FEW BETWEEN THESE DAYS. THERE IS NO MORE REAL RESPECT FOR OTHERS AND THEIR BOUNDRIES. WE IN AMERICA NEED A LEADER WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS HOW TO LEAD AND GET THE JOB DONE.
    . I AM EMBARASSED BY THE U.S. TREATMENT OF ISREAL IN THE LAST 5 1/2 YEARS. PLEASE KNOW MOST AMERICANS STAND WITH ISREAL EVEN WHEN THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT SEEM TOO.
    PLEASE ALL THE PEOPLE OF OUR WORLD REMEMBER THE TRUTH HAS NO AGENDA. ONLY THE PEOPLE HIDDENING THE TRUTH HAVE A AGENDA !!!!!!!!

  • Vaclav Fuksa

    Im czech and this is the first time, I agree with him… next thing, our politicians should do, is to make new law for immigration – everyone, immigrating our country, should eat our national meal in order to get to know our culture – roasted pork, dumblings, sauerkraut and beer, yummy :-)

  • Binah

    Milos Zeman, is a true Leader. He has back bone, Integrity, Clarity for what is True. He does not fear saying and standing for Israel, and for calling a spade a spade.. ( one of my favorite expressions). He has true strength of Character. We need leaders like Milos Zeman. Thank you with all my heart.

  • Joe Stacy

    Most Czechs love our president Zeman he is one of us…