Slovakia — a nation whose Christian history and culture reaches back over 1,000 years — has officially banned mosques from being established anywhere in the country, and thereby effectively banning Islam from the Central European nation:
Slovakia has introduced measures making it the country with the toughest laws against Islam in all of Europe.
In 2016, two-thirds of deputies, including opposition ones, voted in favor of legislation submitted by the governmental Slovak National Party (SNS). The laws required religious groups in the country to have 50,000 followers to run their schools, open religious establishments or qualify for government subsidies.
Previously, the law only required 20,000 signatures.
According to official sources, Islam, which was primarily targeted by the law, has less than 5,000 followers and zero mosques in the landlocked country in the center of Europe.
In 2016, then Prime Minister Robert Fico said in an interview, “I’m sorry, Islam has no place in Slovakia….It is the duty of politicians to talk about these things very clearly and openly….I do not wish there were tens of thousands of Muslims.”