Former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša has urged citizens to legally arm themselves in order to protect themselves and their communities from potential terror attacks.
Posting on his social media accounts on Sunday, the former three-time Slovenian leader launched into a scathing tirade against the current administration in Ljubljana, which reinforced temporary border checks with Croatia and Hungary over the weekend due to the upsurge in violence in the Middle East.
“They tore down the fence, and now, in a panic, they are reintroducing controls on the border with the neighbors,” Janša wrote on X.
He claimed that incumbent Prime Minister Robert Golob had conceded that the controls would do next to nothing and would only “divert the flow of illegals from the roads to the railway tracks.”
Vrag je vzel šalo. Oborožite se. Legalno.— Janez Janša (@JJansaSDS) October 22, 2023
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Janša accused the current government of being pro-Muslim mass migration and of financing non-government activists “who, at a recent rally in Ljubljana, directly called for the destruction of the state of Israel and threatened ‘infidels’ with ‘holy’ war.”
Slovenian police officers would rather prevent illegal migration than play the role of taxi drivers to asylum centers, he added as he hit out at Interior Minister Boštjan Poklukar, who he claimed had failed to establish sufficient border defenses, so much so that some towns in the Suha Krajina region have had “to establish their own village guards.”
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The former prime minister cited the latest invasion of Palestinian terrorists into Israel as evidence of “how important it is for people to be well-armed in a legal and orderly manner,” claiming that it was only armed individuals in kibbutzim that prevented the death toll of Israel civilians from being even higher than the reported 1,400.
In light of the recent spate of extremist Islamic attacks across Western Europe — namely the firebomb attack on a synagogue in Berlin, the terror attack that killed two Swedish football fans in Brussels, and the stabbing spree by a Chechen Muslim at a French school that left one teacher dead — Slovenians needed to bolster their own defenses, Janša said.
On the assumption that the current authorities are “not even remotely capable of timely assessments, preparations, and action,” the ex-leader claimed it was imperative for all citizens to “do everything possible within the framework of the constitutional order to protect their family and the country.”