Muslim migrants and refugees are not welcome in Slovakia, according to the country’s Prime Minister Robert Fico. He vowed not to allow refugees from the Middle East to establish “a united Muslim community in Slovakia”.
“Not only are we refusing mandatory quotas, we will never make a voluntary decision that would lead to the formation of a united Muslim community in Slovakia, This is the only way to eliminate the risks,” Fico said last week, rejecting a European Union plan to resettle 120,000 refugees among 26 of the EU’s 28 member states.
As reported by CNS News, Fico described multiculturalism as fiction. “Once you let migrants in, you can face such problems” as the jihadist attacks in Paris in November and mass sexual assaults in Germany on New Year’s Eve,” he said. “We don’t want something like what happened in Germany taking place in Slovakia.”
Fico has also called for a summit of EU members to address immigration and refugee issues. In December, his left-nationalist government filed a lawsuit challenging the EU decree that it must accept 802 migrants irrespective of their religious background. Poland, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic also oppose the refugee plan, according to CNS News.