Hungary’s PM slams European ‘race mixing’, global backlash
Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban has sparked outrage after attacking the ‘mixing’ of European and non-European races in a recent speech made in Băile Tușnad.
The comments have drawn criticism from Hungary’s opposition parties and European politicians.
“We (Hungarians) are not a mixed race…and we don’t want to become a mixed race,” Orban said on Saturday. He added that countries where Europeans and non-Europeans mix “are no longer nations”.
In his speech, he spouted his thoughts that the west will decline and prophesied “a decade of danger, insecurity and war.”
He further claimed that the thorniest problems facing Europe are the demographic crisis, the crisis of spirituality, the power of the West and also a political crisis. He says migration has divided Europe into two groups which he thinks are fighting each other and that the West has moved to Central and Eastern Europe.
At the summer camp, he repeated his position regarding sexual minorities: “the father is a man, the mother is a woman and our children should be left alone”, including by the “Soros army”.
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He referred to the “gender ideology” noting that “this Western madness will not have a majority in this part of the world.”
The prime minister went on to criticise the West’s military support for Ukraine, making himself the first Moscow ally within the European Union. He sai
d the EU sanctions haven’t worked and they need a new strategy that focuses on peace talks.
Viktor Orban, who in April was re-elected as PM for the fourth consecutive term, showed his love for Donald Trump – saying the war in Ukraine wouldn’t have happened if Trump was still president. He added that Hungary will stay out of the war in neighbouring Ukraine and is unwilling to support EU embargoes or restrictions on Russian gas imports, as this would undermine its economy.
Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban speech
“The most thorny problem continued to be the demographic problem. There are more funerals than births. (…) The second challenge is the migration phenomenon, which has divided Europe in two. The migration phenomenon divided Europe in two. Quite simply, the West fell apart, it split in two. On the one hand we have countries, nations, where we have Europeans and non-Europeans, living together.
Those states are no longer nations, there are conglomerates of peoples. We can no longer speak, I say, of the West, it is about a post-Western structure and, according to the rules of mathematics, that great demographic change will happen. In that part of our continent (…), the percentage of the non-European population will increase to over 50%.
And we have the other side of Europe, of the West, Central and Eastern Europe, that is, it is about us. I don’t want to create confusion, but, nevertheless, I say it, in the spiritual sense: the West has moved to our region. Here we have the West, there we have a post-Western structure and there is a battle between the two parts of Europe. So, we made an offer to the post-Westerners, we told them, leave us alone to decide who we want to be neighbours with and who we want to live with“, he stated.
- The Guardian’s take: Viktor Orbán sparks outrage with attack on ‘race mixing’ in Europe
- Euronews’s take: Outrage as Orban bashes Europe for ‘mixing with non-Europeans’