Zeman: Czechs should arm themselves over threat of terrorism

President Miloš Zeman says Czech citizens should arm themselves in connection with the threat of terrorism. Mr. Zeman made the comment in an interview for tabloid news site Blesk.cz. The president said that he had been against the proliferation of weapons but had changed his position after recent terror attacks in Germany and France. He also called for active protection of the Czech Republic’s borders and said he would “not even be against a fence” on the country’s frontiers if there were a large inflow of illegal migrants. Mr. Zeman said asylum seekers who had their applications rejected should be quickly deported. Condemning terror attacks is easy, the only solution is doing away with the causes, the head of state told Blesk.cz.