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Poland's pledge to accept 2,000 migrants sparks debate

Muslim asylum seekers viewed with suspicion in country keen on preserving its religious and cultural identity.

    Poland has agreed to accept 2,000 asylum seekers as part of a EU effort to stem the European migrant crisis.

    Poland's pledge to take in 2,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East over the next two years is significant in a country with strong views about preserving its religious and cultural identity.

    As Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports, the decision has not been widely welcomed.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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