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Jul 20, 2016

Referendum vote important for protecting Hungary

As a result of Brussels' immigration policy, over 1.5 million illegal immigrants have arrived in Europe during the past year alone

The Hungarian government considers the October 2 referendum as the most important issue in Hungary today and one that will help secure the future of younger generations.

Antal Rogán, the minister heading the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister, said that the government would like to draw attention to the disadvantages and consequences of Brussels’ immigration policy.

"The government would like everyone in Hungary to know that as a result of Brussels immigration policy over 1.5 million illegal immigrants have arrived in Europe during the past year alone. In addition, we would like everyone to know that there are 1 million people in refugee camps in Lebanon and 3 million people in Turkey alone who would like to get to Europe," the minister said.

“We would also like to make it absolutely clear that there is a relationship between terrorism and illegal immigration, because most of the perpetrators of the Paris attack were immigrants, and if we include the terrorist attack in Istanbul, then over 300 people have died as a result of acts of terrorism in Europe during the past year," he added.

“It is also obvious that this has gone hand in hand with an increase in crime because there has been a marked increase in violent attacks against women in Europe since the beginning of the immigration crisis," he said.

Meanwhile, Bence Tuzson, minister of State for Government Communication at the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister said in relation to the axe attack in Germany that the Hungarian government was shocked by the event. He expressed his sympathy with the injured on behalf of the Hungarian government.

On Monday evening, close to Würzburg, Bayern, a seventeen-year-old Afghani man attacked passengers on a train and injured at least five people. Among the young man’s belongings, authorities found a home-made Islamic State flag. Amak, a news agency related to the Islamic State, announced that the Afghani asylum seeker committed the attack as a “fighter” of the terrorist organization.

Tuzson pointed out that this incident further proves that there is a close correlation between migration and terrorism.