The General Prosecutor's Office will check the anti-Muslim statements of Prime Minister Robert Fico, based on a criminal complaint suggesting hate speech and inciting hatred.
The complaint concerning the statement that it is necessary to "prevent the creation of compact Muslim community in Slovakia" was submitted on January 10 by email, General Prosecutor's Office's spokesperson Andrea Predajňová confirmed to the Denník N daily. She added that the matter will be processed "in a standard way and in compliance with the law".
"The only way to eliminate risks like in Paris and in Germany is to prevent the creation of compact Muslim community in Slovakia," Fico told the press on January 7, as quoted by Denník N, in response to the New Year's incident in Cologne. "The idea of multicultural Europe failed and the natural integration of people, who have other way of life, other thinking, other cultural background and, most of all, other religion, is not possible."