The Muslim community in Warsaw has canceled a public event aimed at countering stereotypes about Islam after receiving threats from far-right nationalists. A Muslim community leader, Ahmad Alattal, said hateful comments were made online about today's open house at the Muslim Cultural Center, which many schoolchildren had planned to attend. The development comes amid rising animosity toward Muslims in largely Catholic Poland.
The European Commission launched legal action today against Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic for failing to accept refugees as part of a legally- binding EU plan. Poland's government says it would rather be fined than accept Muslim refugees, whom it views as potential terrorist threats.