“We will not on a voluntary basis make any supporting decisions which would allow the development of a Muslim community in Slovakia.”
— Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico
As regular readers know, Counterjihadists look to the countries of the former East Bloc in Central Europe for inspiration. The “Visegrad Four” — Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary — are demonstrating the sort of leadership that has utterly failed in Western Europe when it comes to the issues of mass immigration and Islamization.
Czech President Miloš Zeman and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán are the superstars of the new “Islamophobic” Mitteleuropa. But Prime Minister Robert Fico of Slovakia is no slouch.
Many thanks to Nash Montana for this translation from Tagesschau:
Fico Intensifies Anti-Refugee Rhetoric
The incidents in Cologne on New Year’s Eve have also influenced the refugee debate. Slovakian Prime Minister Fico now has declared that he will not let any more Muslims into his country. He sees the European Welcome Culture as an utter failure.
As a reaction to the incidents in Cologne, Slovakia has announced, that they will not take in any more Muslim refugees “The European multicultural society has failed”, explained Robert Fico, Slovakia’s prime minister. His administration will not tolerate Muslim communities in Slovakia.
The Minister President feels confirmed in all his positions. He sees his hard-line stance about asylum and refugee policies as correct. After the Cologne incidents there is simply no alternative, Fico explains: “We do not want Slovakia to have to endure a similar predicament to Cologne’s. That someone who lives and thinks completely differently can just go and harass our women openly in public.”
A Multicultural Europe is not Conceivable
It borders on a lunatic fantasy that refugees with a different religion could be integrated easily. The European Welcome Culture has failed, the Social Democrat Fico says. “The Slovakian administration is convinced. The thought of a multicultural Europe is simply not feasible. It is fiction. It can’t be transformed into real life.”
He says there is a clear connection between the wave of refugees, the attacks in Paris and the violence in Cologne. That the EU has gravely underestimated the risk. He has, therefore, always been against and defended his position on the compulsory refugee quota coming out of Brussels. And it is this clear path that he will pursue in the future as well, and moreover, “We will not on a voluntary basis make any supporting decisions which would allow the development of a Muslim community in Slovakia.”
Only 169 Asylum Requests in Slovakia
In the past few weeks Slovakia received only 149 Syrian Christians from an Iraqi refugee camp voluntarily. Apart from that the small EU country has so far barely been affected by the refugee crisis.
In the whole of the year 2015 only 169 refugees applied for asylum. Eight of these applications were granted. Slovakia had filed a complaint at the European Court in Luxembourg against the compulsory refugee quota in the dispersal of refugees in Europe.
At the beginning of March Slovakians will vote for a new Parliament. According to poll studies, the Social-Democratic party of President Robert Fico can safely rely on reelection. And in mid-2016 Slovakia will take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union in Brussels.