Poland's new foreign minister, Witold Waszczykowski announced Sunday that the hundred of thousands of Syrian refugees flooding Europe could be trained to form an army that could fight for Syria's freedom.
Speaking on public television, Waszczykowski, who takes office today, also said through this method, the refugees could be gainfully employed, according to Radio Poland.
"Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have come to Europe recently. We can help them form an army," he said. "They can go to fight to liberate their country with our help."
He accused the refugees of having their priorities out of order, focusing on luxuries instead of essentials.
"There are tens of thousands of young men who are jumping off rafts with iPads and rather than first asking for water, clothes or food, they ask where they can charge their phones," he continued, according to the AFP.
Waszczykowski said the purpose of this plan was to avoid a situation where Europe sends its soldiers to fight in Syria, while the refugees drink coffee in Berlin's Unter den Linden boulevard or other European cities.
As the migrant crisis continues, Poland and the EU's eastern-most members have taken an increasingly anti-immigrant stance arguing that the EU plan to distribute migrants among member countries unlawful and will "spread terrorism around Europe," and is no longer a "political possibility" in light of the Paris attacks that left at least 129 dead, according to the Associated Press.
The plan has come under fresh criticism after officials report that a Syrian passport found at the scene of one of the attacks belonged to an asylum seeker who registered on a Greek island in October.