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Slovakia bars Islam from becoming state religion by tightening church laws

Slovakia bars Islam from becoming state religion by tightening church laws

Country: 
Slovakia
News Date: 
01/12/2016
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

'We must do everything we can so that no mosque is built in the future'

The government in  has approved a law effectively preventing  being registered as a state religion for a number of years. The bill was proposed by the Slovak National Party (SNS), and requires a religion to have at least 50,000 followers before it qualifies for state subsidies. According to the most recent census, there are currently around 2,000 Muslim people living in Slovakia out of a population of 5.4million, and there are no registered mosques.