A leading figure in the U.S. white nationalist movement said Wednesday that he hasn't received government confirmation of his reported ban from entering more than two dozen European countries.Just what is the accusation? He is mainly attacked for arguments that a nation should pursue its national interests.
Poland's state-run news agency PAP says Polish authorities banned Richard Spencer from entering 26 countries in Europe's visa-free Schengen area for five years. The news agency cited unnamed sources close to Poland's Foreign Ministry.
A source close to the Polish Foreign Ministry confirmed to The Associated Press that the ban has taken effect. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on the ministry's behalf.
Spencer previously was banned from the Schengen zone for three years after his 2014 arrest in Hungary, where he had planned to host a conference.
Spencer told The Associated Press he would try to contest a new ban.
"I'm being treated like a criminal by the Polish government. It's just insane," he said. "I haven't done anything. What are they accusing me of?"
He does identify with his ethnic group, but no more so than is typical for Jews, Chinese, and other ethnic groups.
Those same Schwengen countries are taking millions of Moslem who believe in killing infidels in the name of Allah.