Czech Muslim community considering criminal complaint against Dawn party leader over hate speech

06-01-2015

The Czech Muslim community is considering making a criminal complaint against the leader of the Dawn party Senator Tomio Okamura for hate speech. On his Facebook page the senator recently endorsed a contribution by the party’s deputy Jiří Kobza who encouraged Czechs to insult Muslims, suggesting they walk pigs in the vicinity of mosques and boycott Muslim-owned businesses in order to protect their democratic way of life. The head of the Czech Muslim community Muneeb Hassan Alrawi told Czech Radio that this is not the first time the party leader has presented anti-Muslim views and that community leaders are debating the best possible course of action.