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Pravda - Slovakia | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Muslims bring surveillance on themselves

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico has said he wants to put every Muslim in Slovakia under surveillance. The leftist daily Pravda defends Fico against the criticism that ensued: "Fico simply stated what has been common practice all over Europe and the US since 9/11. No one can criticise the politicians for implying collective guilt when they're trying to guarantee the security of their own country. Militant Islamists represent a potential threat. Closing one's eyes to reality may be politically correct, but it is utterly irresponsible. … When young Muslims pointedly declared they were not Charlie after the satirical magazine was attacked and when Turkish football fans cried 'Allah is great' during a minute of silence before the match against Greece, they themselves sent the signal that they are united in their hatred. That's where individual guilt ends."

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