Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Hell in Slovakia

White majority remains indifferent to horrific experiences of non-white visitors.

(Source: Sme - Jozef Jakubco)

If a country repeatedly elects a leader who declares that Islam has "no place" inside its borders; if an electorate chooses openly fascist deputies to represent it in parliament; if it is acceptable to make monkey noises at opposing black football players; then it is inevitable that people start attacking refugees on the streets.

Because if the primitive is always just below the surface, it doesn’t require much of an invitation to emerge.

Read also:Extremists repeatedly attack Somali woman

Still, the experiences of Somali refugee Khadra Abdile – six unpleasant or violent encounters with Slovaks in 18 months – make for vile reading, even by this country’s standards. Even as a foreigner, I felt ashamed of those people who stood by and did nothing as she was repeatedly robbed, cursed, beaten and strangled.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

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.

Topic: Migration crisis


Top stories

Slovaks speak the worst English in central Europe

Seven out of ten job applicants in Slovakia claim to speak English.

Illustrative Stock Photo

Journalists should resist the temptation to tweet

There is still a need for old-fashioned news reporters who just get the facts out there, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson.

Ian Johnson

We refuse Fico's attacks against journalists

More than 480 journalists have signed a statement condemning the most recent verbal attacks of the former prime minister against journalists.

Slovak journalists at one of protest rallies organised in response to the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée.

UPDATED: Police investigate protest organisers over Soros allegations

The National Criminal Agency wants to see the accounts of the protest organisers due to a criminal complaint alleging they are paid by George Soros.