Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Mayor of Krupina criticised “glorification of Jews on Facebook”

Krupina Mayor Radoslav Vazan, a nominee of the ruling Smer party, criticised what he called “the glorification of Jews on Facebook”. He reacted to a story on František Kriegel, who was the only Czechoslovak leader who did not sign the country’s treaty with Moscow after the Warsaw Pact invasion to Czechoslovakia in 1968.

Krupina Mayor Radoslav Vazan, a nominee of the ruling Smer party, criticised what he called “the glorification of Jews on Facebook”. He reacted to a story on František Kriegel, who was the only Czechoslovak leader who did not sign the country’s treaty with Moscow after the Warsaw Pact invasion to Czechoslovakia in 1968.

“A heroic Jew once again, who else,” Vazan wrote under the public profile of political analyst Juraj Marušiak, reacting to information on the Jewish origin of Kriegl on the idnes.cz Czech news website. In his further contribution, Vazan took on Israel, the Sme daily wrote in its Tuesday, August 27 issue. Vazan softened his statements later and said that it was just a private exchange between him and Marušiak, not meant for the public, and that he did not mean it as anti-Semitism, only as a protest against one nation acting as superior to others.

The Federation of Jewish Communities in Slovakia slammed his statements through its spokesperson, Lucia Kollárová. Other participants of the Facebook chat also criticised Vazan. The ruling Smer party has distanced itself from his statements. Jana Laššáková who is at the helm of the party's Banská Bystrica organisation, of which the mayor is a member, says that they will consider disciplinary measures against Vazan.

(Source: Sme)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Vallo: I will face up to the people no matter what

The new Bratislava mayor has four broad priorities to accomplish.

Matúš Vallo discusses the municipal elections at the SME daily.

Slovakia has many skilful people. Students should meet them

The new project by the Pontis Foundation tries to motivate young people through stories of successful business people.

The presentation of This is 21 project

Fico sticks with his old-style politics

Only the former PM knows whether the inspiration for his latest stunt was the success of the For A Decent Slovakia-supported candidates in the municipal elections.

UPDATED: Denník N: Danko is a plagiarist

The daily analysed the thesis identical to that of Parliament's Speaker Andrej Danko to find it was copied from textbooks. Danko does not plan to resign, he wants to wait for the stance of a special commission.

Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko