Czech President: "Europe and Islam Are Not Compatible"
PRAGUE The Czech President Milos Zeman has spoken out against Muslim immigration to Europe. "We respect the Islamic countries and their beliefs, as long as its inhabitants do not come to Europe. Because as soon as they come to Europe, two cultures collide that are not compatible with each other," he said in an interview with the state news agency TASR. Muslims have yet to have been assimilated in any European country. This proves the incompatibility of Islamic and European culture.
The EU Member States, urged Zeman, should rather invest more in securing the EU's external border than in the reception of refugees.
His country would have received no asylum seekers, had they not gone through secure countries before arriving in the Czech Republic. "To bring this stream of refugees under control, means not only to have the police but also the army sent to the borders and in order to encourage the return of illegal immigrants. Precisely for this reason, because we are not the most secure country for them," quoted the Austrian news agency APA Zeman as saying. (KRK)