The Bulgarian Parliament has overwhelmingly given the green light to a proposed ban on the wearing of burqas in the country, with only eight Members of Parliament voting against it.
The bill’s approval means that Bulgaria is on track to becoming the third European country, after France and the Netherlands, to ban clothing that covers the face in public places.
The Czech foreign minister has slammed mass Muslim migration to Europe. Lubomir Zaorálek defended Eastern Europe’s hardline approach to the migrant crisis, pointed to Paris and declared: “Don’t tell us that integration has succeeded”.
In a wide ranging interview, Mr. Zaorálek said the Czechs feared Muslim migrants would create Islamised ghettos. The pro-Europe minister also slammed the “politicised” European Commission for “pouring oil on the fire” which is destabilising Europe.
I’m continually fascinated with Eastern Europe’s reaction to the Million Muslim March, the issue of nationalism, and the apparent lack of Political Correctness in that region of the world.
A friend of mine recently speculated it may be because of Eastern Europe’s geographic proximity to Islam and its history of run-ins with the Religion of Peace, whether vis-à-vis the Ottoman Empire or other skirmishes.