Patricia Doyle PhD
| Hello Jeff - The Hungarian Leader bravely spoke out about securing
his countries borders and European borders. He advocated his countries
rights to a secure border. As is typical these days, he was rebuked
for his stance on Migrants.
Europe does not have freedom of speech. It also does not give its population a right to guns. Obviously, the only ones with gun rights are the "guests" or migrants.
He did point out that an overwhelming number of migrants are not from war torn Syria but are from Africa, Asia and other countries that are not war torn. These people have no right to flood into Europe.
He described Europe as being overrun by Muslims and described Europe are coming from a Christian tradition. Whether or not Europeans are Christian or atheist they have very many traditions and cultural traditions dating back to antiquity. He also reminded them that a little over 4 centuries ago Hungary like many European countries were ruled by the Ottoman Turks. He does not forget European history and the forced conversions and genocide at the hands of the Muslim Ottoman Turks.
Of course his detractors brought up the Germany Nazi rule which seems to be in fashion these days during the invasion of the west by asylum seekers. Much of the Nazi accusation leveled at the Hungarian leader was not even historically factual.
We better pay very close attention to what is ongoing in Europe as the next ones on the Muslim whirlwind are the US and Canada.
Tic tic tock, that is our time running out.
Hungarian Leader Rebuked For Saying Muslim
Migrants Must Be Blocked ‘To Keep Europe Christian’
Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, was criticized online and in person on Thursday for writing in a German newspaper that it was important to secure his nation’s borders from mainly Muslim migrants “to keep Europe Christian.”
“Those arriving have been raised in another religion, and represent a radically different culture. Most of them are not Christians, but Muslims,” Mr. Orban wrote in a commentary for Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, a German newspaper. “This is an important question, because Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity.”
“Is it not worrying in itself that European Christianity is now barely able to keep Europe Christian?” Mr. Orban asked. “There is no alternative, and we have no option but to defend our borders.”
Before meeting with Mr. Orban on Thursday in Brussels, Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, which represents European Union leaders, thanked him for securing Europe’s borders, but took issue with the argument of Mr. Orban’s opinion article.
“I want to underline that for me, Christianity in public and social life means a duty to our brothers in need,” Mr. Tusk said as he stood alongside Mr. Orban.
“Referring to Christianity in a public debate on migration must mean in the first place the readiness to show solidarity and sacrifice. For a Christian it shouldn’t matter what race, religion and nationality the person in need represents.”
Mr. Tusk, a former prime minister of Poland, drew attention to his rebuke of the Hungarian leader on social networks, and his office posted video of his comments on YouTube.
Mr. Orban waited until the end of the day to respond to Mr. Tusk. At a separate news conference in which he faced reporters alone, he reiterated the theme of his article, that Europe was at risk of being “overrun” and had to shut its borders. The Hungarian prime minister argued that European countries had no obligation to accept most of the migrants, as “the overwhelming majority of people are not refugees because they are not coming from a war-stricken area.”
“Our Christian obligation is not to create illusions,” he said.
Mr. Orban went on to invoke Hungary’s historical experience as part of the Ottoman Empire, which ended more than three centuries ago, as an explanation for its current opposition to Muslim immigrants.
“During my meeting today with President Tusk we also discussed history; we talked about our own experiences,” Mr. Orban said. “I have to say that when it comes to living together with Muslim communities, we are the only ones who have experience because we had the possibility to go through that experience for 150 years.”
“Polish people for example suffered from Christian people not to name names,” he added, in what appeared to be a reference to Nazi Germany.
Viewed from Hungary, Mr. Orban continued, the experience of multicultural living in Western Europe did not look appealing.
“We don’t want to criticize France, Belgium, any other country,” he said, but “we think all countries have a right to decide whether they want to have a large number of Muslims in their countries. If they want to live together with them, they can. We don’t want to and I think we have a right to decide that we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country. We do not like the consequences of having a large number of Muslim communities that we see in other countries, and I do not see any reason for anyone else to force us to create ways of living together in Hungary that we do not want to see.”
Mr. Orban’s formulation echoed notorious remarks made by the poet T.S. Eliot in 1933, another moment in history when Europeans expressed fears of being overwhelmed by a “flood” of non-Christian immigrants.
“The population should be homogeneous; where two or more cultures exist in the same place they are likely either to be fiercely self-conscious or both to become adulterate,” Mr. Eliot said in a lecture at the University of Virginia. “What is still more important is unity of religious background; and reasons of race and religion combine to make any large number of free-thinking Jews undesirable.”
There was quite a lot of condemnation on social networks for Mr. Orban’s frank remarks, but also some praise from nationalists and anti-Muslim bloggers.
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