Hungary Warns Europe Losing Its Identity, Islam Penetrating Without Resistance

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Hungarian deputy prime minister Zsolt Semjen has warned that Islam is penetrating Europe without resistance as Christianity and national identity fade away.

Semjen, who leads the Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP) which partners with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party in the Hungarian parliament, made the comments at a massive pilgrimage gathering in Csiksomlyo (Sumuleu Ciuc) in Transylvania, Romania — home to a large minority of ethnic Hungarians.

“A great many Hungarians, irrespective of their religious affiliation, gather here year by year to reinforce themselves in their national identity and Christian mission,” he told the assembled crowds.

“This pilgrimage therefore carries the message that Europe can only survive if it retains Christianity and preserves its identity, if the European nations are proud of their national identity,” he added.

Prime Minister Orbán has already pledged that his government — returned to power in a landslide super-majority victory in April, to the great consternation of the European political establishment and the network of George Soros-funded ‘civil society’ organisations which oppose his strong border policies — will seek to transform the country into “a 21st Century Christian Democracy”, rather than “try[ing] to fix a ‘liberal’ democracy that has run aground”.

Prior to the elections, he warned that “the greatest danger threatening [Europe] today is the indifferent silence of the European elite who are renouncing their Christian roots, despite the fact that the fate of Middle Eastern Christians should wake Europe up to the fact that, no matter how unbelievable it may still seem, what happened there could also happen to us”.

He took aim at groups among “Europe’s intellectual and political leaders, who want to create a mixed society that would completely change the continent’s cultural and ethnic identity, and Christian nature, within just a few generations”, and vowed to oppose them.

“To us, Europe is a Christian continent and we would like to keep it that way, and although we may not be able to preserve all of it, we would at least like to save the little slice of it that the Good Lord entrusted to the Hungarians,” he said.

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