A day after Poland rejected a migrant quota for European Union (EU) nations to take in refugees following the Paris terror attacks, Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Sunday Syrian refugees can be trained to form an army and "liberate" their country.
On Saturday, Poland's new government said it did not consider taking in refugees, as prescribed under an EU plan, a "political possibility", citing the Paris terror attacks claimed by the Islamic State.
"We send our soldiers to fight in Syria while hundreds of thousands of Syrians drink their coffee in (Berlin's) Unter den Linden," said Waszczykowski in a televised address on Sunday, according to AFP.
"Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have come to Europe recently. We can help them form an army. They can go to fight to liberate their country with our help," he said.
The Paris attacks on Friday that left nearly 130 people dead in the worst attack on French soil since World War II is likely to have a deep impact on the current refugee crisis.
A Syrian passport of an asylum seeker was reportedly found at one of the sites of the attacks, bringing into question security issues around relocating refugees.
However, the Polish foreign minister seemed to show concern about how refugees were seeking comforts in Europe while European soldiers were fighting Isis in Iraq and Syria.
"Tens of thousands of young men disembark from their rubber dinghies with iPad in hand, and instead of asking for drink or food, they ask where they can charge their cellphones," Waszczykowski reportedly said.