Poland, homeland of the Tatars Muslims in a deeply Catholic country. Since the 14th century Tatars live in Poland. At a mosque in the northeast of the country, which dates from the 18th century, they are very proud. Worth a total of some 6,000 Tatars live in Poland. They are all fully integrated. The Imam Janusz Aleksandrowicz stated: “We have been living for more than 600 years in Poland and in 300 years here in Kruszyniany. My blood has mingled with Polish blood, for the first Tatar settlers were soldiers, young men started families with young Poles. We have the Tartars here a somewhat special position. “The refugee crisis in Europe has the fear of strangers and especially against Muslims fomented in Poland for many. The Tartars are afraid that they could now be attacked suddenly. Dzenneta Bogdanowicz offers in her restaurant to traditional Tatar dishes. At first she did not want to talk with euro news, because she and her family have recently received threats. She tells: “The Tartars have settled quickly here. They have become accustomed to living conditions and to the religion of the country. We are Muslims, we go regularly to the mosque. This is followed by no one has ever bothered. It is our business and we have never flaunted. “Refugees are not welcome in Poland are similar throughout the European Union since the beginning of the refugee crisis tensions. In recent months, demonstrations for and against the refugees were held, but the latest surveys show that two-thirds of Poles want to absorb any refugees or migrants. Poland is therefore not alone. In Hungary, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, the situation is similar. But why Poland? The country a href (NDRInfo) October 12, 2015 Miriam is Shaded Polin Syrian descent. She directs the Foundation Estera by which 55 Christian Syrian families have come to Poland. Half of them went to Germany, because the conditions are better there. For Miriam their mission is nevertheless a success: “Each of these families has been adopted by the Company, of the church, by the faithful. You have helped them to find a job and to integrate. Nobody wants to help people who simply come here, and that may pose a threat to Poland. Islamists could e.g. enter with false papers. Islamists there trying their religion to Christians impose. So you can assume that they will try that here in Europe. “The fear of the stranger, the unknown is widespread. For some, it is surprising, because once it was the Poles who fled abroad before the war. The Imam Aleksandrowicz recalled: “All these people with their children, these families fleeing the war as before the Poles. She emigrated from Poland not only during the war, but also during the repression in the early 1980s.