Slovakia says only Christian refugees allowed

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Austria police round migants as 93 refugees from Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh are picked up at the Vienna Westbahnhof, railway station, in Vienna, Austria, 20 August 2015.

Slovakia says only Christian refugees allowed


Under a European Union plan to resettle some 40,000 refugees currently in camps in Turkey, Italy and Greece, Slovakia has agreed to accept 200 people – just as long as they are all Christians.

As reported by Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, the Slovakian government has denied its decision to exclude Muslim refugees as discriminatory. Officials say their decision is aimed at ensuring community cohesion.

In an interview with the BBC, Slovakia's Interior Ministry spokesman...


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