Terrorism-free Slovakia completely rejects Islam and won’t allow a single mosque, despite the fact that there are 5,000 Muslims living there. Slovakia’s politicians see Islam as a “serious threat.”
Weekly Blitz (h/t Maurice) The opinion on Islam among the Slovaks is generally unfavorable – from Prime Minister Robert Fico claiming that Islam has no place in Slovakia, to the Parliament banning the recognition of Islam as an official religion, to its borders only accepting Christian migrants, it’s not hard to tell Slovakia wants little to do with Muslims.
Slovakia’s policymakers say, Islam must not be taught in schools and the 5,000 Muslims, mostly European ones, who reside in the country, are not officially recognized. They account for only 0.1 percent of the population.
In 2007, politicians changed the country’s laws so that 20,000 signatures from members were required to be recognized by the state. In 2017 they more than doubled the number of necessary signatures to 50,000.
Islam not being officially recognized poses major difficulties for the Muslim minority group. Among other things, they are not allowed to have official religious leaders, conduct Muslim marriages or receive financial contributions from the State, rights which 18 other recognized religions have.
Slovakia is the last EU Member State without a single mosque, TRT World reports. Previous attempts to build have been halted by politicians.
“Islamization begins with kebab and in Bratislava it has already begun. So understand what it could be like in 5-10 years,” says MP Andrej Danko. “Every normal European, Christian or atheist fears this satanic pedophile creation of the devil,” rumbles another critical MP.
According to TRT, the situation was further complicated for the country’s Muslims in connection with the 2015 asylum wave. Slovakia then used the absence of mosques as an argument not to accept any migrants.
Slovakian media though are critical of the decision of not recognizing Islam and allowing building of mosque stating it violates EU rights, there is no sign of recognizing Islam or allowing construction of mosque in that country.
Slovakia is not the only country banning construction of mosque. There are actually many more countries without a mosque than the obvious Vatican City or unrecognized microstates. Despite not having a mosque, most of these countries do have Islamic centers where Muslims gather to worship.
Talking to the media, Slovakian Muslims say, the country in fact has “unofficially” outlawed Islam.
Slovakia isn’t the only country that has expressed anti-Muslim sentiment amid the migrant crisis.
Protests organized by anti-Islam groups have taken place in Poland and the Czech Republic, both of which have rejected taking in Muslim migrants since 2015. Hungary has also erected a physical wall on its borders to keep Muslim migrants out, despite being excoriated by the EU and the UN for it.
The below chart is from 2012, BEFORE the Muslim invasion of Europe in 2015 had flooded the continent with millions more illegal and legal Muslim migrant wannabes.
Estonia is another country with 1,500 Muslim populations, with no mosque. Its Muslim population offer prayers inside that rooms have been set up in Tallinn’s Turath Islamic Center.
Islam is expanding in the West with an agenda – to bring those nations under Islamic sharia rule. Such ambitions are no different than those of Islamic State (ISIS). Initially though Muslims were putting emphasis on increasing its population in the West, now they visibly has entered the second phase – which is – establishing grip on the Western politics.
Following the winning of Congressional election by radical Muslim females Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Muslims might now become more confident about their future, where Muslims would have many representatives in the United States Congress as well as in other key establishments. Meanwhile, Islamic conquest in United Kingdom has already entered the third phase, where Islam and Muslims would emerge as a dominant player in politics and economy.