According to chairman of the coalition member, the Slovak National Party (SNS), Andrej Danko, the Monday attack on a Christmas market in Berlin is a sign that multiculturalism and an excessively open attitude towards other cultures are reducing security in European countries. All this is happening due to the European Union's failure in terms of security, Danko told the TASR newswire on December 20. The SNS leader announced that his party will submit a legislative change to the parliament in 2017 that will be aimed at introducing a ban on wearing burqas in public places.
"Not everyone professing Islam is a terrorist," Danko opined. "People cannot be judged according to their religion or skin colour. But security measures identifying people that incline towards radical expressions of Islam have to be adopted within Europe."