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Slovakian Prime Minister : ‘’Sorry, Islam has no place in Slovakia’’

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico has said he was against the development of a Muslim population in his country.
"It may look strange but sorry, Islam has no place in Slovakia," Fico told the Slovakian TASR news agency on Wednesday.

Fico said he would continue to oppose a European Union migrant quota plan under which responsibility for refugees and migrants would be shared across the 28-nation bloc.

His comments came weeks before Slovakia is supposed to hold the EU rotating presidency.

Fico told TASR that the problem was not migrants entering Slovakia, but "rather in them changing the face of the country”.

In Slovakia, which boasts a population of 5.4 million people, only 169 asylum applications were made.

The number of Muslims in Slovakia according to the 2001 census is negligible there are 5000 Muslims in Slovakia - less than 0.1% of the country's population. In the 17th century a small part of central southern Slovakia was occupied by Ottoman Turks for some time after Turkish settlements were established for example in Novohrad region, other regions of Slovakia were subjects to permanent Turkish raids and pillaging.

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Slovakian Prime Minister : ‘’Sorry, Islam has no place in Slovakia’’