International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Xenophobia – The Cause of Terrorism in a Democratic Society
MA Ivana Vrsanska, Ing; Vladimir Kavicky, PhD; Ing. Stefan Jangl, PhD.

Abstract
In recent years there has been an increase in the perception of the gravity of the problem of intolerance, aggressive behavior, racism and xenophobia. In Slovakia, the debate on xenophobia was sparked as part of the discussion about the migration crisis affecting the whole EU. Refugees and migrants have been flowing into the EU since its inception, but in recent years, mainly due to the conflict in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and the difficult living conditions in those countries, the influx of refugees has increased. While in 2014 around 283,500 people illegally crossed the border Schengen (Čokyna, J. 2015, p.1), this year the number is estimated to be 1,000,000 (UNHCR) and the forecast for next year is also increasing.

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