In controversial statements made by Czech opposition leader Tomio Okamura on Facebook, the politician urged people to “walk their dogs and pigs near to mosques, and Muslim neighborhood centers,” sparking an outcry.
In stating his opinion on the situation in the Czech Republic with Muslim immigrants, Okamura, who was born in Japan to a Japanese father and Moravian mother, posted what he called “specific instructions” about “how we can protect our democratic way of life and the heritage of our ancestors from Islam, before it’s too late.”
The Prague Post reports that, in taking a somewhat radical stance on the situation, Okamura continued to talk about the religion of “peace,” encouraging people to speak out and stand up against radical Islam.
“Can we discuss with them about why, if Islam is a religion of peace, as they claim, why they do not condemn publicly and loudly atrocities and killings committed in the name of Islam around the world, while at the same time loudly claiming their ‘rights’ and protesting against everything that is ‘insulting’?”
Okamura even went as far as to suggest boycotting Muslim businesses in the Czech Republic, saying, “Each kebab we buy is funding for another Burka. How will your wife eat if she has to wear a scarf on her face?”
Just to take things one step further, the Czech politician went on to advocate openly offending Muslims, by walking “pigs and dogs” in the neighborhoods in which they live, urging Czechs to “breed dogs and piglets as pets and walk them near their neighborhood centers, mosques, and popular hangouts.”
Tomio Okamura was a successful businessman before he took up politics in 2012, winning a seat in the Czech parliament. In the 2013 parliamentary elections, his Dawn of Direct Democracy received 14 seats.
According to leftist parties in the Czech Republic, Okamura is called “the most dangerous man in Czech politics” for his views on Muslims.