Thursday, September 03, 2015

Muslims threaten Europe’s Christian identity, Hungary’s leader says

Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban, has made nationalistic and controversial statements in the past. But with his country being the gateway for a growing influx of refugees who are trying to reach richer European countries, his words suddenly carry a much heavier weight.

On Thursday, Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper published an op-ed by Orban in which he claimed that he was defending European Christianity against a Muslim influx by stopping thousands of refugees from leaving Hungary. “Everything which is now taking place before our eyes threatens to have explosive consequences for the whole of Europe,” he wrote in the op-ed. "We must acknowledge that the European Union’s misguided immigration policy is responsible for this situation."

"We shouldn’t forget that the people who are coming here grew up in a different religion and represent a completely different culture. Most are not Christian, but Muslim... That is an important question, because Europe and European culture have Christian roots," he wrote.

Read the rest here.

Typically biased lefty news coverage. But the man is still right. On a side note I don’t understand the left wing love affair with Muslim immigration. They want some kind of secular post-Enlightenment fantasy land where religion is either nonexistent (like Scandinavia) or shunted quietly off to some corner. Do they really think Muslims are going to go for that once they have a majority? And at the rate they are immigrating and popping out babies I figure most of Europe has about 50 years until they find out what a Muslim majority means.


lannes said...

Europe would have found out centuries ago what living under Moslem rule was like if countless Greeks -- and others -- had not given their lives to fend them off.

Prior Martin said...

Jorge Bergoglio encourages more immigration, this of course is nothing more than post-Vatican II Liberal claptrap. The same Liberal Socialist garbage that birthed the liturgical abomination known as the Novus Ordo.

CJ said...

Regarding Western Europe, there's very little Christianity left to preserve. Eastern Europe is better off in that regard, but that isn't where the money is, so the migrants aren't headed that direction.

sjgmore said...

Maybe this is hopelessly optimistic of me, but I think there's still enough vestigial Christianity left in European culture that by the time a Moslem majority is a real threat, Europeans will rediscover the virtue of Christians that have balls... to put it a little crudely.

rabidgandhi said...

While i truly feel for the Hungarian people-- who nominally wanted to be part of NATO and instead got the brunt of the blowback from NATO's wars in Syria and Libya-- (Hungarian PM) Orban is just another in an all-too-familiar series of agnostic charlatans who use religion to further their own political ends. We've seen this act before: Reagan, Gingrich, now Trump... these leaders make the slimmest effort to pose as Christians only to enlist the support of those in the Church, while in fact most of their policies run diametrically opposite to the Gospel. The only real question is why we in the Church continue to buy their snake oil.

In the case at hand, Orban has no real platform other than selling off what remains of Hungary's state assets to his corporate masters, and he needs popular support to do so, and since no one in Hungary would rightly vote for such a scheme, he is appealing to the rankest elements of Hungarian racists, whose rap sheet is well known to anyone with the slightest notion of history. And nothing could be more shameful for us as Christians than to join hands with such a rancid lot.

The fact is if Europe wants less refugees flooding in, it should make a concerted effort not to destroy the balance of power in countries whence immigrants might come its way. The Hungarians need to lay this problem at the doorstep of those in Washington who illegally attacked countries such as Libya and Iraq/Syria, decimating the balance of power in Africa and Mesopotamia respectively, and equally lay blame upon those in Berlin, Paris, Rome and London who abetted them. Seeing Budapest's relative power in the equation, however, i won't hold my breath.

Lastly: this notion of 'Christian Europe' is laughable to anyone who has actually lived there, as PM Orban is a typical symptom. Any sign of a Christian Europe disappeared with the advent of the Suma Teologica if not before.

Mark Citadel said...

Eastern Europe can be the cradle of a Christian renaissance and a harkening back to our sacred roots. The West is fast becoming a landfill. Just the other day they arrested a Christian woman in America for refusing to marry a same sex couple. Watch this evil intensify before our eyes.

Unknown said...

" We've seen this act before: Reagan, Gingrich, now Trump... these leaders make the slimmest effort to pose as Christians only to enlist the support of those in the Church, while in fact most of their policies run diametrically opposite to the Gospel." Strange that you did not mention Mr Obama, the epitome of religious hypocrisy (Remember when he stated that he believed that marriage is between a man and a woman, to get the Black churches on his side, yeah, sure). If you think that Christian Europe is a lie (forgetting that a Christian residue will last centuries) just wait to get what you wish for, a Europe where most who practice a religion are Muslim. Good luck with that.

rabidgandhi said...

No argument here that there are Dems-- including the current embarrassment-in-chief-- who are total fake religion sell-outs as well. But my argument is not about that; read it again.

As for me "wishing" for a Muslim Europe, please show me where I said any such thing.

lannes said...

The media constantly tell us migrants "just want a better life." It would be more accurate to say they "want what others have built."