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Sep 12, 2016

Hungary's future depends on October 2 referendum

The existence of our culture, system of values and millennial statehood is at stake in the October 2 referendum

Hungary's minister of defense has pointed out that the quota referendum on October 2 is about the future of Hungary and the Hungarian people.

István Simicskó underlined that in the long run, the existence of our culture, system of values and millennial statehood is at stake in the referendum.

Speaking at a lecture held during a conference organized by the Association of Cities with County Seat under the title “We Will Say No on 2nd October!”, he asked the municipal leaders to encourage people to go to the polls on October 2 and vote against the forced migration quotas, because, as he emphasized, “what the Brussels bureaucrats want to enforce on us is totally unacceptable”.

Simicskó also said that initially, the left-wing liberal opinion leaders considered migration a pseudo-problem, saying that it is the Fidesz party that generates tension and that there is no threat of migration at all.

Nevertheless, more than 1.5 million migrants have already arrived in Europe, and there has been a significant increase in the number of violent acts, the minister said, adding that more than 300 people died in Europe due to acts of terrorism over the past year.

If the bureaucrats in Brussels do not recognize these warning signs, then there is serious trouble, Simicskó emphasized. Drawing a parallel with Europe some 500 years ago, he stressed that Europe was divided back then and it is divided now too, and that the leaders in that age also occupied themselves with internal problems rather than defending the borders of Europe.

As he noted, each civilization rests on a religious foundation, and if this religious foundation starts shaking, the future of that civilization may be in serious danger.

Simicskó also added that the composition of the population has changed in several European cities. For example, migrants made up 14 percent of the population of Paris in 1999, while today this proportion stands at 23 percent. This is a clear sign of the process, which, as the minister said, may be called immigration, a “new conquest” or “the acceleration of globalization”.

He stated that unless Europe does not strengthen its faith, but chooses the “path of credulousness” instead by seeing only the humanitarian aspects of migration without realizing its dangers, then “we will get into trouble”.

György Bakondi, chief national security advisor to the prime minister, emphasized the importance of border control, explaining that the internal security of European countries has significantly deteriorated, and this process starts along the borders.

He underlined that we are open to giving help to those who are really persecuted, but we are not open to those who arrive in Hungary with other purposes in mind.

Bakondi stated that the bureaucrats in Brussels cannot decide on behalf of the Hungarian people about the settlement of migrants to Hungarian towns.