Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Refugees in Europe: Christians welcome - Muslims keep out

Arab caricature: Refugees knocking on Europe's door, which doesn't want them, as other Arab nations build fences
and yell at Europe: 'Why won't you open the door for them?'
Slovakia says Muslims won't feel at home within their borders, while Cyprus says it prefers Orthodox Christian refugees only; in Saudi, which is not taking in refugees either, media criticizes Europe.
(Ynet) More and more European countries have abandoned the continent's famous policy of political correctness in recent days, and admit unabashedly: They are willing to take in only Christian refugees, not Muslims.

After Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary, who all came out against taking in refugees, the great majority of which are Muslim, Cyprus announced on Monday that it was willing to take in 300 refugees - but wants them to be Christian.

"We would seek for them to be Orthodox Christians," Cyprus' Interior Minister Socratis Hasikos told state radio. "It's not an issue of being inhuman or not helping if we are called upon, but to be honest, yes, that's what we would prefer."

Over the past few weeks, several of the European Union members - primarily Slovakia and the Czech Republic - have said they do not want to take in Muslim refugees.

Hungary, one of the main opposers to the recent wave of refugees who are fleeing war zones in Muslim nations, expressed concern for the demographic situation in Europe if the continent opens its gates to tens of thousands of Muslim refugees. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán warned that this would endanger the continent's Christian cultural identity.

Slovakia shocked many at the end of August when it was the first to publicly declare it did not want Muslim immigrants inside its borders. An Interior Ministry spokesman, Ivan Netik, explained his country will not take in Muslim refugees because they "would not feel at home" there. [...]

Last week, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico warned that "If a mechanism for automatic redistribution of migrants is adopted, then we will wake up one day and have 100,000 people from the Arab world and that is a problem I would not like Slovakia to have."