A video of a Polish leader, Dominik Tarczyński, in which he is talking about not accepting "illegal Muslim immigrants" is being linked to the ongoing war between Russia-Ukraine.
In the video, the leader is questioned about accepting refugees to which he says, "If you're asking me about Muslim illegal immigration then none," adding that Poland took over two million (20 lakh) Ukrainians, who are working.
However, we found that the statement is not recent. The interview was conducted by a British news TV outlet, Channel 4, in June 2018 in which Tarczyński spoke about migration and refugees, and made this statement.
The video is being shared on social media with a caption that reads, “मर्जी अपनी-अपनी पोलैंड के सांसद का बयान, हम दो मिलियन युक्रेन शरणार्थी ले सकते है लेकिन एक भी मुस्लिम शरणार्थी नहीं...”
[Translation: “Poland's Member of the Parliament made a statement saying that they can take two million Ukrainian refugees but not a single Muslim refugee.”]
WHAT WE FOUND
We conducted a Google Reverse Image search on the keyframes of the viral video and found the original video posted by Channel 4 News in June 2018.
This old video included the interview, which can be viewed at 1:48 minutes.
The guests on the panel included German Green Party MEP Barbara Lochbihler and Dominik Tarczynski.
Using keywords such as ‘Dominik Tarczyński immigration’, we found Tarczyński’s tweet, which has a video compilation of all his interviews indicating that he does not want Poland to help Muslim immigrants because they enter illegally or are a threat to the nation.
Tarczyński tweeted this video with a caption that said, “It’s as simple as that!” on 2 March 2020.
Poland shares a 310-mile border with Ukraine and is aiding the Ukrainians with the help of volunteers, NGOs, and municipalities.
Evidently, Dominik Tarczyński's old statement has been revived to claim that Poland isn't accepting Muslim refugees.