Profile 10 Dec 15

Ladislav Ilcic, Croatia's Own Trump

The right-wing MP Ladislav Ilcic is in the spotlight after his anti-Muslim tirade echoed the storm generated by would-be president Donald Trump in the US.

Sven Milekic
BIRN
Zagreb
Ladislav Ilcic. | Photo: Facebook

 

“We have millions of people in Africa and Asia who want to come to Europe… these people could overrun Europe and are biologically stronger than the Europeans because they have a lot of children,” Ladislav Ilcic told a debate about Middle Eastern refugees on a talk show on regional N1 television last Friday.

“We should ask ourselves if we want a million Muslims in Croatia. They have a different mentality; it will change [our] culture,” the right-wing politician added, audibly shocking the audience.

The violinist and member of a symphony orchestra heads a small right-wing Christian values party, Hrast [Oak] - Movement for Successful Croatia, which has managed to enter parliament as part of the centre-right Patriotic Coalition alongside the main opposition Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ.

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