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    Poland may face the ever-increasing number of those who back militants from the Islamic State group, according to Polish political scientist Konrad Rękas, who is also president of the European Center of Geopolitical Analysis.

    In an interview with Sputnik, Konrad Rękas, Polish political scientist and head of the European Center of Geopolitical Analysis, predicted that the next few months may see the ever-increasing number of supporters of the Islamic State group in Poland.

    He accused Western countries of turning a blind eye to the fact that the Islamic State supporters acting in the Caucasus are being trained in Ukraine under the auspices of what he described as "the Kiev junta."

    He also blamed the former Polish government for the growing Islamic State threat in his country.

    "As for the growing emergence of Islamists in Poland (and this threat is imminent enough), all this is connected with the consequences of the foreign policy of former Polish governments," Rękas said.

    He accused them of rendering "unquestioning political, military and financial support to the US' military interventions that destabilized the situation in the Middle East and the Mediterranean basin."

    "We should also mention the fact that the former Polish government backed such a controversial act as the CIA prisons on Polish territory, which, in fact, was an open provocation against Muslims," Rękas said.

    According to him, it is safe to say that the former governments' 'incorrect and anti-Polish foreign policy' added significantly to the current unstable security situation in Poland.

    Earlier, it was reported that a Polish jihadist militant took part in a suicide attack on a refinery in the Iraqi city of Baij in June, which left at least 11 people killed and 27 more injured.


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