Tristan Azbej, State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and for the Hungary Helps Program, has called the Black Lives Matter (BLM) network a far-left and an anti-Christian movement.
Speaking on Hungarian state channel M1 on Tuesday morning, Azbej recalled that five churches were set on fire by BLM activists in the United States in two days last week, one of which, the San Gabriel Church in Los Angeles, was completely burnt down.
The state secretary added that ’very alarming processes have also begun in the Western world, and we are seeing that the opposition to Christianity, which was mainly intellectual until now(...), is now turning to increasingly violent acts.’
Azbej called the images showing the burnt churches shocking because he experienced similar conditions in northern Iraq, where the Islamic State ravaged the region, and he would not have thought that the same could happen in the Western world.
He also added that in the last two and a half years, the Hungary Helps Program has allowed more than 70,000 persecuted people to remain in their homeland, but it is questionable how they can confront anti-Christianity in the Western world.