Prime Minister Robert Fico responded to the anonymous criminal complaint filed against him over his statements regarding the Muslim community saying that he will not sugarcoat his statements.
"In ancient Greece, bearers of bad news were thrown into a well," Fico said, as quoted by the TASR newswire on January 14. "In Europe, people were regularly strung up for speaking the truth and I view this nonsense in a similar light. I've never sugarcoated my statements and won't lie to the people of Slovakia. Just imagine if the public TV channels in Slovakia had withheld information about sexual assaults against women for a few days in the way that it happened in Germany."
At a press conference on January 7, Prime Minister Fico claimed that Slovakia must be protected from security threats and one of the ways to minimalise risks is to prevent the formation of a compact Muslim community in Slovakia, as this could be created as the result of a mandatory migrant resettlement quota.