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13-8-2020, 00:23 UTC
[09.01.2015 9:01 UTC] Ruth Fraňková
Thousands of Czechs pledge to eat kebab in support of Muslim community

Some 14,000 Czechs have joined the Facebook initiative in support of the country’s Muslim community, making a pledge to eat a kebab on Friday. The “Kebab Against Idiocy” event came as a reaction to the recent statement of senator Tomio Okamura of the Dawn Party, who said that “every kebab purchased was another step towards burqas,” encouraging his followers to insult Muslims. The populist Czech –Japanese politician wrote on his Facebook page that Czechs should protect their democratic way of life from Islam.