The accused allegedly planned an attack on a mosque to “prevent the Islamisation of Poland,” a country where the Muslim community accounts for 0.1 percent of the population. Two alleged right-wing extremists have been charged with plotting a Christchurch-style terror attack on a mosque to “prevent the Islamisation of Poland,” the country’s security agency has said. Stanisław Żaryn, a spokesperson for Poland’s Internal Security Agency, said the attack was intended to be carried out with explosives against “a specific religious object of the Islamic community,” understood to be a mosque. He added the accused also planned to use poisonous substances in the attack. Żaryn said the accused both held right-wing extremist views, with one having made public calls to “exterminate” Muslims, and the second having written a manifesto outlining his Islamophobic views, calling for migrants to be hounded by hooligans and intimidated with firearms and explosives. The two men, who were under surveillance at the time of their arrest, have been charged with plotting a mass-casualty explosive attack, punishable by up to 10 years in jail. A third has been charged with the illegal possession of explosive precursors, punishable by up to two years in jail. The writing of a manifesto echoed the strategy used by far-right terrorist Brenton Tarrant, who killed 51 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019.

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