The leader of the Civic Democrats, Mirek Topolánek, has apologised to homosexuals and Jews after making controversial remarks about two members of the government in an interview for the gay magazine Lui. When asked for adjectives he would use to describe gays, Mr Topolánek said he had the feeling that Transport Minister Gustáv Slamečka would “back away” if the going got really tough. He said Prime Minister Jan Fischer was simply a Jew and would do same thing even sooner. The chairman of the country’s biggest right-wing party said he had contacted both men to explain his comments. Mr Topolánek also apologised to Christians, after saying during a photo shoot for Lui that the Church had brainwashed people and made idiots of the masses.
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