Extreme far-right party calls for dissolution of Muslim associations

07-01-2015

The extreme far-right Workers’ Party of Social Justice called for the dissolution of Islamic organisations in the Czech Republic in reaction to the terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday which saw 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo die. The far-right party said the attack by fanatics was the result of policies by European leaders, which in its members’ views, allowed Islamic ideology in Europe. Besides calling on the government to take steps to dissolve two Muslim associations in the Czech Republic, the marginal party also called for a stricter immigration policy that would prevent an increase in the number of Muslims in the country. Recently, the head of one of the opposition parties in the lower house called on Czechs to boycott Muslim businesses and provoke local Muslims by walking pigs and dogs in the vicinity of mosques.