— Maverick (@Miali_Mkenya) July 15, 2018
The Croatian President everyone is gushing over paid tribute to nazis, is tough on immigration
July 23, 2018
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was a fan favorite at the World Cup, capturing people’s hearts with her humility and genuine disposition. Croatia’s performance in the world cup was nothing short of remarkable so her being the leader of the ‘small country that could’ made her everyone’s favorite president, compared to the likes of Emmanuel Macron and Valdimir Putin. Unfortunately, nothing good lasts forever as it has been reported on numerous occasions that Grabar-Kitarovic has done and said things on multiple occasions that indicate Nazi-sympathizing tendencies.
I think I have a new role model.
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović Croatia's President is teaching the world to be open and to stay humble. This is how a president supposed to be. This is how a true leader supposed to be.Congratulations for this #Croatia#WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/12RBncaBrC
— Abhijit paul (@abhijitfloyd) July 15, 2018
In July 2016, on a visit to Canada, the Croatian president was pictured posing with a flag that was the symbol of Croatia’s WWII pro-Nazi movement. The movement went by the ‘Ustasha’ regime and they were responsible for the persecution and murder of thousands of Serbians, Jews, Romas and anti-fascists. When confronted about the image, Grabar-Kitarovic’s office merely shrugged of the claims stating there was nothing questionable about it.
BREAKING: Council of Europe released a report that neo-fascism rising in EU/NATO member #Croatia. CoE says trend reinforced by "glorification" of #croatia's Nazi-collaborating Ustasha regime. Ustasha symbols & swastikas frequently painted on Serbs' houseshttps://t.co/JkUeW96JYE
— Defending History (@DefendingHistor) July 20, 2018
Grabar-Kitarovic doubled-down on her problematic behavior when, on a trip to Buenos Aires, she had said “after WWII many Croatians sought and found indeed in Argentina the space of freedom where they were able to prove their patriotism” reported DNA India. Naturally, she was condemned by anti-Nazi groups for praising Croatian immigrant to Argentina that included many officials of the Ustasha regime. Critics said that her remarks “constitute a blanket whitewash of some of the worst criminals of WWII”.
Nazi Ustasha musician Thompson welcomed National team of Croatia with his Nazi songs and again called to slaghter Serbs.
More Croats ustashas with ustasha Nazi flags have not been on the streets of Zagreb since the entry German Nazi army in Zagreb 1941. pic.twitter.com/AIADnWvxC0
— VOJISLAV SESELJ (@seselj_vojislav) July 17, 2018
Grabar-Kitarovic is Croatia’s youngest president while also being the first female president in the country’s history. It is problematic as hell that someone who was a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in International relations can hold such problematic views about her country’s history. Is there any world leader out there that we can stan in peace?