Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hungarian MP: Jews taking over Hungary and the world

I have said in the past that there is no brick wall between Hungary's center right and far-right. Here is more evidence.

from Yehuda Lahav at
Haaretz: Hungarian MP: Jews want to take over the world

A member of Hungary's main opposition party has accused the Jews of trying to take over the country.

"I'm a Hungarian nationalist. I love my homeland, love the Hungarians and give primacy to Hungarian interests over those of global capital - Jewish capital, if you like - which wants to devour the entire world, especially Hungary," Oszkar Molnar, a member of parliament, said in a television interview earlier this month.

As proof of his assertion that Jews are plotting to take over Hungary, Molnar claimed to have discovered that the language of instruction in Jerusalem's schools is Hungarian, and when asked why, students said they were "learning their future homeland's language."

The statement sparked an outcry among Hungarian politicians, with protests coming from ... the ruling Socialist Party, the youth wing of the Alliance of Free Democrats, and a group of intellectuals known as the Democratic Network, as well as the Jewish community.

But Molnar's party, Fidesz, has not condemned his statement - and Fidesz, according to the polls, is likely to take power when elections are held this spring. Party leader Viktor Orban did term the statement "embarrassing," but declined to denounce it. He said he would not even consider ousting Molnar from his party or parliamentary faction, as the remark "did not violate the party's bylaws."

Rumors of a mass Jewish return to Hungary have been floating around the country for some time. But until now, they have been confined to marginal, far-right web sites.

I would love to hear back from those who, in the past, have complained in comments to this blog that Fidesz is not associated with bigotry against Jews and Roma.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find this ironic because I can't help thinking of a statement by George Soros a few years ago.

It was something to the effect that, what with all his charitable schemes, he will never give a penny to Israel.

He's in no way a Zionist, has no interest in Israel, and would rather give money to his country of origin, Hungary, to ensure that it becomes a country that he, as a Jew, would never want to leave.

So far, not so good.


ps. I hate to say this, but though this is just one off-the-wall politician, he reflects on all of Hungarian society. After all no politician, especially no mainstream politician is going to say anything that would lose him votes. It says something about the public there that he can say these outrageous things.


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