Czech president warns against mounting religious hatred

Czech president Miloš Zeman warned against the spread of religious hatred at a commemoration at the Terezín National Memorial on Sunday. The head of state said that whereas the 1940s were characterised by race hated, the current danger came from religious hatred. And ha called again for action to be taken against the bases operated by radical Islamists. The Terezín commemoration was also attended by prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka, several ministers, and heads of both houses of parliament. Terezín was the main Czech camp used by the Nazis for opponents and Jews during World War II.

Author: Chris Johnstone