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Sep 22, 2016

Hungary's Deputy PM: Don't confuse labor shortage with migrant crisis

If there are hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Hungary, a parallel society will come into being, and this will lead to permanent social conflicts

Hungary's deputy prime minister has pointed out: that we must not confuse the issues of the nation's labor shortage with refugees and the migrant crisis.

Zsolt Semjén said that the Hungarian government followed the path of common sense, while German politics pursued a line that had little to do with real life.

He said that those who are genuine refugees must be taken care of as a humanitarian and Christian duty, but only those may be regarded as refugees whose lives are in danger due to their national, religious or political convictions.

This, however, is only true of a fraction of those arriving in Europe, and genuine refugees, too, must be provided for primarily in their native land, he added.

Deputy PM Semjén pointed out, in the context of a shortage of work force, if the Germans’ claim were true that they support immigration due to a shortage of labor, they should take workers from Spain where unemployment is extremely high.

Additionally, a fair percentage of the migrants will never integrate into western society, do not want to work, do not want to learn German, have no qualifications, and are illiterate, he said.

If there are hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Hungary, a parallel society will come into being, and this will lead to permanent social conflicts, he warned. And as their demographic indicators are better, they will "within seconds” overturn the receiving country’s lifestyle, culture, national and religious heritage, and the consequences of this are unthinkable, he added.

He takes the view that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policy is illegal and anti-democratic.

"It is illegal because it did not observe the Schengen Agreement, and invited in millions without asking the rest of the countries," he said, adding that it is anti-democratic because she forgot to ask the German people whom they want to live together with.

The deputy prime minister stressed that we must not make a mistake on the issue of migration because "if we make a mistake now, it cannot be remedied. If we have hundreds of thousands of Muslims here, we shall never be able to remove them from here, our children will go to school together with children wearing headscarves, and we shall be compelled to live under the threat of Sharia," he added.

The Hungarian people are set to vote 'no' at the October 2 referendum where they will vote on whether to accept the forced migration quotas imposed upon Hungary by the EU.