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Attacks against Muslim women are increasing in Slovakia

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Slovakia – In Slovakia, attacks against Muslim women are increasing. This fact was revealed Wednesday in a statement of the Slovak Ministry of Interior. In this context, it condemned the repeated attacks against a Somali woman who has been living in the country since 2013, on the basis of a humanitarian asylum which was duly granted.

“Cases of verbal and physical attacks against Muslim women occur more frequently in the Slovak Republic. The Interior Ministry considers racial or religious intolerance as unacceptable. At the same time, it is regrettable that vulnerable people, to which the Slovak Republic has offered a refuge against violence, are now threatened in our territory,” wrote the administration.

Abdile Khadra, 24, of Somali origin, suffered, according to the daily Sme, six attacks for a year and a half. The attackers accused her skin color and the veil she wears on her head. The attacks are verbal and physical.

In the latest attack, in a tram, a man tried to grab her veil and began to strangle her with, then he started to hit her and she had a broken tooth. “He insulted me because of the color of my skin,” said Abdile.

She was stolen and has received in addition a fine

Abdile told the Sme website she felt good in Slovakia but that all changed after the bursting of the migration crisis. During an attack, stones were thrown to her, despite the fact that she was in the company of her four year old son. In another attack, her purse was stolen from her with all her documents and money

“When I went to the police, they recorded all the facts then I had, in addition, to pay a fine for lost documents,” the site quoted Abdile.

The Somali woman is also struck by the indifference of people who have not defended her during the attacks. “I stopped to feel normal in this country,” she revealed.

Translation from Czech to French by Alimuddin Usmani.
Translation from French to English by the Visegrád Post.
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