A few days ago, Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium, called “neo-Nazis” and “white supremacists” the 60,000 people who marched in the Warsaw Independence March.
Neonazis demonstrating with the emblem of the anti-Nazi resistance?
The defamation of Verhofstadt, who has also been president of the European Council, caused great outrage in Poland, a country that paid a high price for its fight against Nazism in World War II. In fact, many of the protesters wore armbands with the Polish flag and the kotwica (under these lines), the most famous symbol of the Polish resistance against Nazism, created as an insigna of the Armia Krajowa, the largest organization of resistance against the Nazism of that war.
An emblem that many foreign media seem to ignore, or perhaps overlooked in their eagerness to present the 60,000 protesters as fascists and neo-Nazis.
A black ‘white supremacist’?
Precisely, on November 11, one of the participants in that March for Independence was Bawer Aondo-Akaa, a well-known pro-life activist and defender of the rights of the disabled; in fact, he suffers a disability that forces him to use a wheelchair, which has not prevented him from obtaining a Doctorate in Theology. This Polish citizen, born in Krakow, is of Nigerian origin. Catholic and conservative, he is a member of the right-wing party Prawica Rzeczypospolitej and participated – like many other compatriots – in that march. In the photo that heads this post we see Bawer with other participants in that march. Precisely the pro-life activist wore a shirt with the kotwica. Is this Guy Verhofstadt’s idea of a neo-Nazi and white supremacist? Yesterday, Bawer was ironic about the campaign of lies launched in the media against that march, publishing on his Facebook page a bullet with the text “Typowi polscy faszyści” (Typical Polish fascists):
Verhofstadt faces several sues for his defamation
As reported by LifeSiteNews yesterday, Bawer Aondo-Akaa has filed a lawsuit against Verhofstadt for defamation. “If Mr. Verhofstadt calls us all Neo-Nazis, when he wasn’t at the march, and did not see either who was there, he is not telling the truth,” the pro-life activist has declared. There is no single legal action that the former Belgian prime minister has to face for his disqualifications. Another participant in the March for Independence, Mira Wszelaka, a Polish descendant of prisoners from German concentration camps, has also announced legal actions against Verhofstadt. In turn, Reduta Dobrego Imienia (the Polish Anti-Defamation League) has already filed two lawsuits against the former Belgian minister on November 17.
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