Slovakia Outlaws Islam

Slovakia does not recognize Islam, has no mosques, and won’t allow Islamic ideas to be taught in schools.
They’ve had no Islamic terrorist attacks in recent history.

Slovakia is reportedly the last EU member state without a single mosque. With a Muslim community of about 5,000, Islam doesn’t meet the threshold to be granted official state recognition.

In 2015, amidst the European migrant crisis, Slovakia agreed to admit 200 Christian asylum seekers, but refused to accept Muslims under an EU scheme to share migrants between member states. Slovak Ministry of Interior Affairs explained this decision by the absence of Muslim places of worship in Slovakia which will allegedly complicate the refugees’ integration in Slovak society. The decision was criticized by the EU, which doubted the decision’s legality, and expressed concern for its discriminatory nature.

On 30 November 2016, Slovakia passed legislation to effectively block Islam from gaining official status as a religion in the country. Slovakia is the only country within the European Union without any mosque

This means, Muslims in Slovakia are not permitted to have official religious leaders, conduct Islamic marriages, receive financial contributions from the state, teach religion in schools, or build mosques. .
According to the UK Government, there have been no acts of terrorism carried out in Slovakia in recent history.

There are historical reasons for their fear as parts of their regions had been invaded once.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s