- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Twitter account of Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka advocated for beheading refugees on Wednesday after it was compromised by hackers who unleashed a wave of anti-migrant tweets over the course of several hours before their access was revoked.

A formal complaint has been filed by the prime minister’s office after hackers published around a dozen inflammatory tweets directed toward refugees from Mr. Sobotka’s account during a seven-hour span, the Prague Daily Monitor reported.

“Democratic elites are devastating Europe. There is no other way but to take up arms, build a guillotine and take justice into one’s own hands,” read one of the tweets attributed to the hackers.

“Refugees are an invading army! The few women among them are only the mothers of future terrorists. All who are helping them should be guillotined,” read another.

The prime minister’s office said it wasn’t immediately sure who was responsible for the tweets, but spokesman Martin Ayrer told AFP that the content suggests “it’s obvious that it’s some neo-Nazis.”

“If my Twitter account is attacked by neo-Nazis, I take it as evidence that I’m doing my job well. I wish a happy Christmas to all people of good will who reject spreading hatred, prefer humanity and support democracy,” Mr. Sobotka said on Facebook.

Earlier Wednesday, Mr. Sobotka said in an interview that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome an unlimited number of refugees from war-torn Syria posed problems for the rest of Europe.

“Germany has, for the time being, given precedence to the humanitarian aspects of the crisis over security issues,” he told Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.

“Germany sent a signal that could be seen and heard in large parts of the Middle East and North Africa,” he added. “That stimulated illegal migration to Europe. Unfortunately, that cannot be denied.”

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