Hungary’s Prime Minister has told German news outlets that he does not want large numbers of Muslims in his country. The news follows his comments that the hundreds of migrants at Hungarian train stations are “Germany’s problem”. Large numbers continue to gather in Hungary with some of the European migrant crisis’s most distressing scenes emerging from the country.
In an opinion piece authored for Germany’s Allgemeine Zeitung, Viktor Orban revealed that the country’s total number of immigrants has risen by more than 70 per cent compared to the first half of last year.
He said that Europe needs to “come to their senses” on the matter of mass migration and illegal entries, and boldly declared that those seeking entry into the country “are mostly not Christians, but Muslims.”
“That’s an important question,” he said, “because Europe and Europeanism have Christian roots.”
“Or is it not already a cause for concern in itself, that the Christian culture of Europe is already hardly still able to hold Europe in their own Christian value system?
“If we lose sight of the European idea, [Christianity] can become, on its own continent, a minority.”
His comments come just a few days after the British, conservative columnist Peter Hitchens wrote for the Daily Mail: “These people are not (as I am) the children of British subjects born while overseas. They are people who have grown up in a different culture. Never before in our history have we faced the task of integrating a minority so large. Never before have we had such a feeble idea of what being British is.
“And yet people ask me, as if the idea were absurd, why I think this will be a Muslim country within a couple of generations. I can think of no force or idea or movement or faith more likely to prosper in the state to come.
“Like all other civilisations which lost their nerve and the will to live, European Christianity is destined to become a minority in its own territory. By the way, if you don’t like this, and voted Tory at the last Election, you have no business complaining.”
Orban’s article also said: “The people want us to master the situation and protect our borders. Only when we have protected our borders can questions be asked about the numbers of people we can take in, or whether there should be quotas.”
Hungary is one of the countries on the front lines of the European migrant crisis. The country has built a 110-mile-long fence along its Serbia border in an attempt to slow the arrival of migrants.