“Everything which is now taking place before our eyes threatens to have explosive consequences for the whole of Europe. Europe’s response is madness. We must acknowledge that the European Union’s misguided immigration policy is responsible for this situation.”
The voice of truth and common sense has been so long stilled that to hear it given utterance by anyone in government in Europe is startling. Those words of Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary, are the first truthful and accurate analysis we have heard from any EU politician of the immigration catastrophe now engulfing our continent. Nor did he confine himself to those remarks.
“Those arriving have been raised in another religion and represent a radically different culture. Most of them are not Christians, but Muslims,” he added. “This is an important question because Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity. Is it not worrying in itself that European Christianity is now barely able to keep Europe Christian? There is no alternative, and we have no option but to defend our borders.”
To defend Christianity today is to violate the ultimate taboo of the Brussels multiculturalists and the forces of political correctness that promote mass immigration for precisely the objective of eradicating Europe’s Christian identity. Orban and his Fidesz party have long been a target for demonisation by the cultural Marxist left, ever since it gave Hungary an admirable new constitution. When Hillary Clinton, the New York Times, the United Nations and the Brussels kleptocracy all denounce a nation, it is a clear sign that it is doing something good.
Hungary has already been invaded – no other term is accurate – by 160,000 migrants this year alone. Now its responsible approach to the problem has triggered abuse from EU politicians who are subjecting their own countries to demographic inundation and cultural extinction. Francois Hollande had the effrontery to ask if Hungary had forgotten how it was taken in by Europe at the end of the Cold War and welcomed into the EU.
More to the point, has it forgotten how it was abandoned by Europe in 1945 and handed over to the Soviet Union, at a time when the West had the atomic bomb and Stalin did not? Has it forgotten how its bid for freedom was ignored in 1956 while France and Britain engaged in an adventure in (where else?) the Middle East?
Above all, has it forgotten how, during the First World War, the French premier Clemenceau torpedoed the honourable peace plan proposed by King Charles IV of Hungary (Emperor of Austria), at a cost of a million more lives, and how the French led the dismemberment of Hungary at the Treaty of Trianon in 1920? By that act of banditry and demographic rapine Hungary lost two-thirds of its territory, all of its seaports, nearly 90 per cent of its natural resources and one-third of all ethnic Hungarians in its population. Clearly, Hungary has a lot to be grateful for to Europe, and France in particular.
Orban is right, too, in claiming this is a German problem. Seventy years ago Germany devastated Europe. Now, in a grandstanding gesture to show how utterly it has repudiated “racism”, Germany is destroying Europe again. The media have plunged new depths of cynicism and mendacity. The corpse of a three-year-old child has been exploited to facilitate an invasion of economic migrants, not “desperate refugees” but aggressive, backpacking young males on the make. Why would people be “desperate” to leave Hungary? Desperate people would not throw food and water off trains at Hungarian police. Some of these migrants are richer than poor Hungarians.
Where are the genuine refugees, the Iraqi and Syrian Christians at risk of murder by Isil? When did we last see a Christian refugee family featured in the media? Or do Syrian Christian women wear the hijab? If we had not imported 8 million unnecessary immigrants already, we would have plenty of room for terrorised Christians. That would be the truly humanitarian response: rigorously screen the migrants, accept only the Christians (the policy adopted by Cyprus) and send the Muslims to the rich Islamic states such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, who are not known to have taken in a single refugee. If Shiite Muslims are in danger from Isil, let Iran admit its co-religionists.
Beyond that, we need a 10-year moratorium on all immigration. Since the Dublin Convention – now unilaterally suspended by Germany – declares migrants have refugee status only in the first EU country they arrive in, hardly anyone entering Britain has a legitimate claim to that status. The terrifying reality is that Europe is the target of a vast, seismic migratory movement unparalleled in human history. In total, 60 million people are travelling towards us, 15 million from Africa alone.
What are our leaders doing about it? The EU is not ruled by men but by blancmanges. Our own Dave, who dishonestly pledged to cut migration to “tens of thousands” and chalked up a record 636,000 new arrivals in the year to March, has now invited an additional 20,000 to cross the welcome mat into Liberty Hall. Do Hungarians know how fortunate they are to have their security and culture defended by a man like Viktor Orban? If prime ministers could be transferred like football managers, Britain would surely bid for Orban.