Pressured by European Union officials in Brussels, Slovakia is to help share the 'burden' of Syrian refugees... On their own terms.
With the Syrian conflict having displaced four million refugees according the UN sources, the world now has around 107,500 migrants who have crossed into the E.U. In recent months, international organisations and humanitarian groups have been warning about the growing crisis, when hundreds of thousands have attempted to flee to Europe.
Pressured to take part into trying to 'ease' the situation, the Solvakian government announced they will be taking in 200 Syrians, but under one condition - they have to be Christian. Their Interior Ministry spokesman justifies the seemingly bigoted statement saying that Slovakia doesn't have mosques and apparently they only want to choose Christians.
Despite the fact that Muslims make up less than 1 percent of the population of many of these Eastern European states, Slovakia's apparent Islamophobia has lead the spokesman to once again give ridiculous statements, saying "Since Slovakia is a Christian country, we cannot tolerate an influx of 300,000-400,000 Muslim immigrants who would like to start building mosques all over our land and trying to change the nature, culture and values of the state."