‘Unfaithful women will be stoned, thieves will have their hands cut off and veils will deprive us of the beauty of women’: Czech President says Middle Eastern migrants will refuse to respect his country’s laws

Czech President Milos Zeman has sparked outrage by claiming migrants will stone unfaithful women and cut off thieves’ hands, while Islamic veils will deprive his country of women’s beauty.

The outspoken politician, 71, who is known for his controversial remarks, told employees at a butcher’s shop in the eastern village of Lechotice: ‘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.’

His comments come as hundreds of migrants trapped in Croatia reached Slovenia today, after Hungary shut its border.

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