Daily Mail report – Slovakia has agreed to take in 200 Syrian migrants to help with the growing crisis – but only if they are Christian.
Bratislava officials claim Muslim refugees wouldn’t feel at home because the country has such a tiny Islamic population.
An Interior Ministry spokesman said: ‘In Slovakia, we don’t have mosques… we only want to choose the Christians.’
His comments, reported by the Wall Street Journal, highlight how the European Union’s ideals of multiculturalism are being challenged by the escalating migrant crisis which has seen more than 100,000 refugees make their way to Europe in just a month.
Eastern European countries, in particular, are showing growing resistance to helping out after facing a backlash from voters. New data has revealed 21,000 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece last week alone, leaving the country’s unprepared registration system struggling to deal with the growing crisis.
Almost 110,000 people crossed into Europe through unofficial channels in July, compared to just 70,000 people in June.
Germany has revealed it expects to register 750,000 refugees this year, compared to just 203,000 claims last year.
Hungary, which has seen an influx of about 130,000 migrants this year, is to send several thousand police officers to the southern border with Serbia in a new effort to stem the rising flow of migrants.
Source : Daily Mail, UK