More than 600,000 refugees and refugees, mainly fleeing violence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have braved the dangerous journey to Europe so far this year, according to UN numbers.Some EU members have allowed refugees to pass through unhindered en route to their desired target country -- mostly Germany.
And last Friday, he lashed out at Islamic women wearing the veil.
"We'll be deprived of women's beauty, because they'll be covered from head to toe. This would obviously be an advantage for some women, but they're few and far between," said the president.
The UN on Thursday dubbed his remarks "Islamophobic."
Opinion polls also suggest Czechs are reluctant to take in refugees.
A September survey by CVVM, a polling agency of the Czech Academy of Sciences, showed that one in two Czechs would not accept refugees from wartorn regions.Four in ten would accept refugees on condition that they return home when the conflict is over, and only four percent would allow refugees to settle in the country.
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