Czech President: ‘It’s Impossible to Integrate Muslims’ Into Western Culture
It is impossible for Muslims to integrate into Western Europe, the Czech President Milos Zeman told local television Sunday. Mr. Zeman also blamed the New Years Eve sex attacks in Cologne, Germany, on “Muslim culture”.
Mr. Zelman has previously been outspoken on the migrant invasion flooding Europe and accused refugees “with iPhones” of exploiting their children to get asylum in the European Union (EU).
As Breitbart London reported, last December the 71-year-old issued Europe with a call-to-arms to tackle the forces of Islamic state.
“I am profoundly convinced that we are facing an organised invasion and not a spontaneous movement of refugees,” Mr. Zeman said in his Christmas message to the Czech Republic.
He went on to say that compassion was “possible” for refugees who are old or sick and for children, but not for young men who in his view should be back home fighting against jihadists.
“A large majority of the illegal migrants are young men in good health, and single. I wonder why these men are not taking up arms to go fight for the freedom of their countries against the Islamic State,” said the president, who was elected in early 2013.
Both the Czech Republic and Slovakia, former communist countries that joined the European Union in 2004, have rejected the EU’s system of quotas for distributing refugees amid the current migrant flood.
Now Mr. Zeman has waded into the immigration debate again by questioning the suitability of Muslims to fit into the free, democratic west.
“The experience of Western European countries which have ghettos and excluded localities shows that the integration of the Muslim community is practically impossible,” Mr. Zeman said in a televised interview Sunday.
“Let them have their culture in their countries and not take it to Europe, otherwise it will end up like Cologne,” he added, referring to the mass New Year’s Eve assaults on women in Germany and elsewhere across Europe.
“Integration is possible with cultures that are similar, and the similarities may vary,” pointing out that the Vietnamese and Ukrainian communities had been able to integrate into Czech society.
A recent survey showed that nearly 70 per cent of Czechs oppose the arrival of migrants and refugees in their country.