In order to keep Slovakia safe, the creation of a compact Muslim community in the country must be prevented, Prime Minister Robert Fico said at a press conference on January 7, adding that this would happen if the mandatory quota system on migrants was applied.
"This is the only way to eliminate risks," said Fico, as quoted by the TASR newswire, in response to events in Cologne, Germany, where dozens of women were sexually harassed and/or robbed during the city's New Year celebrations.
About 90 women reported to police that they were sexually harassed by young, mainly drunk men, who threatened them and robbed them. According to Cologne Police the suspects were of 'Arabian or northern African origin'. Two women reported that they had been raped.