Wisdom and prudence from the sovereign state of Slovakia. They (and all Christian countries) should be free to flatly refuse to accept forced Muslim immigration.
As of 2011, Slovakia was approximately 62% Roman Catholic, 8.9% Protestant, 3.8% Greek Catholic, and .9% Orthodox Christian, a very small Jewish remnant (.04%), the rest Atheist and other; no Muslim population even registered in the survey. No doubt they would like to keep it that way, given the historic problems their neighbors have had from Muslim incursions dating back a millennium (Slovakia herself was attacked by Muslim armies centuries ago), and the current woes suffered by every European country which has Muslim populations (sharia “no-go” zones, crime, etc).
More disturbing, the Islamic State has publicly targeted Slovakia in its 5-year plan to spread the caliphate from Spain to China, likely relying on mass Muslim immigration as a key component of their jihad.
The EU’s demands amount to civilizational jihad, and would only result in the desolation of Slovakia.
“Migrants crisis: Slovakia ‘will only accept Christians’, Slovakia says it will only accept Christians when it takes in Syrian refugees under a EU relocation scheme,” BBC News via Pravmir, August 20, 2015:
Interior ministry spokesman Ivan Netik said Muslims would not be accepted because they would not feel at home.
The UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) called on countries to take an “inclusive approach” to relocation.
But Mr Netik denied the move was discriminatory and said it was intended to ensure community cohesion.
‘Not going to like it’
The number of migrants at the EU’s borders has surged in recent months, reaching a record high of 107,500 in July. Most are Syrians, Afghans, and sub-Saharan Africans, fleeing instability or poverty.
Last month, EU member states agreed to take in 32,000 asylum seekers arriving in Italy and Greece over the next two years – fewer than the 40,000 target.
The scheme was made voluntary after some nations – including Slovakia – refused to accept set quotas.
No doubt they would do what they have done in France, England, Sweden, Denmark and elsewhere: create isolated Muslim enclaves, driving out native Slovakians through intimidation and crime, and eventually establishing sharia “no-go zones” where even police fear to venture.
EU Commission spokeswoman Annika Breithard said she could not comment directly on the Slovak statement, but stressed that EU states were banned from any form of discrimination.
Meanwhile Babar Baloch, Central Europe spokesman for the UNHCR, said: “Resettlement is greatly needed for many refugees who are at extreme risk among the world’s most vulnerable groups.
“We encourage governments to take an inclusive approach while considering refugees for resettlement and should not base their selection on discrimination.”
More than 240,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean already this year, arriving on the shores of Greece and Italy before travelling on to other destinations.
Germany, the biggest recipient of asylum-seekers in the EU, has said it could receive as many as 800,000 applicants this year.
The numbers are far higher than the record 438,000 asylum applications in 1992 during the Bosnian crisis.
Both the EU and the UN have called on other countries to share the burden.
But EU leaders face a public backlash amid tensions over immigration.
Perhaps those tensions have been caused by a certain specific group of immigrants, namely the ones who bring jihad with them.