Budapest Summit on Migration: The migration crisis today cannot be compared with what we saw in 1956
"Mass migration resulting in a rapid demographic change is a bad idea for Hungary, the United States or any country."Read more
Just when you thought the story couldn’t get any worse. Hungary’s far-right, extremist party, Jobbik, decided in December 2018 to dismiss one of its vice presidents because of his anti-Semitic statements and replaced him with another who backed the idea of drawing up a list of Jews.
A few months ago, in the lead up to last year’s general elections, this member of Hungary’s opposition was touring the country saying his party refused any cooperation with far-right, extremist Jobbik, a party he claimed to be “full of Nazis” that are “now presented in different packaging.” You won’t believe what he just said in a television interview.
For years, critics in the international media and other circles have tried to stick Prime Minister Orbán with the anti-Semitism charge. The prime minister endured repeated demands from these people to denounce or distance himself from the rhetoric of Hungary’s far-right party Jobbik, as if he were responsible for their extremism.
Judith Sargentini will complement the Hungarian opposition’s all-star squad this afternoon in Brussels at a demonstration against Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government. Here are some inconvenient details that they won’t be mentioning. So grab a seat, Sargentini is coming!
László Toroczkai was the founder of the far-right 64 Counties Youth Movement (HVIM) and has been banned from Serbia and Slovakia due to his views and activities. Last year, he endorsed policies to ban pro-LGBT rights messages and Islamic religious practices in Ásotthalom
In recent days, the chairman of Hungary’s far-right political party Jobbik publicly declared his intention to form an alliance with left-wing opposition parties LMP and Momentum. The latter have not ruled out the possibility.
Several days ago, Prime Minister Orbán was speaking about a group of leaders that served during a tough period in Hungary’s history, the inter-war period, and his remarks generated some controversy. Inevitably, some raised the worn-out charge of anti-Semitism. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó put them properly in their place.
As Hungarian government and law enforcement fight to counter extremism, well-known left-wing figures have been proposing some strange alliances. Their latest ideas should be condemned, especially in light of the recent attack on Hungarian police.