Skip to comments.Hungary's Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections
Posted on 02/18/2018 11:58:26 AM PST by Altura Ct.
Reuters) - Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory.
Popular at home but increasingly at odds politically and economically with mainstream European Union peers, Orban has thrived on external controversy, including repeated clashes with Brussels and lately the United Nations.
Those conflicts, mostly centered on migration since people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa flooded into Europe in 2015, have intensified as the elections approach and Orban poses as a savior of Europe's Christian nations.
"Christianity is Europe's last hope," Orban told an audience of party faithful at the foot of the Royal Castle in Budapest. With mass immigration, especially from Africa, "our worst nightmares can come true. The West falls as it fails to see Europe being overrun."
Orban is widely credited for reversing an economic slump in Hungary and controlling its public finances, culminating in a return to investment-grade for its debt, which was cut to 'junk' during the 2008 global economic crisis.
To achieve that and hold onto power the prime minister, 54, has used methods that critics have called authoritarian, and picked fights with EU partners, especially in the West. Eastern leaders, most notably in Poland, have followed his lead.
But migration dominates his agenda now.
Orban said on Sunday that Europe faces a critical fissure between nation states of the East and the West, which he called an "immigrant zone, a mixed population world that heads in a direction different from ours".
As the West wants eastern Europe to follow its lead, an increasingly vicious struggle was likely, he said,
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Tourists should spend their time and money in Eastern Europe, where the government cares about safety, and heritage is being preserved.
European civilization will only survive in Eastern Europe.
Western Europe is becoming Eurabia.
The USA will be turned into North Mexico is we keep electing Bush League Republicans.
Thanks Altura Ct..
It's also probably much cleaner and the people much friendlier............to Americans. I have family in Germany, and can't believe the rabid hatred for Trump and America from my cousin who is an internist/surgeon. In one conversation with my mother here in America she was so vitriolic in her condemnation of Trump and the nicest thing she said was that Trump was insane and was going to cause a world war.
This really upset my mom who is Conservative and voted for Trump, but she was just dumbfounded by the hate. I told my mom next time my cousin said Trump and America would cause a war to tell her that it would only be fair since Germany has already had two turns.
Your tagline lacks - Orban had it right the first time.
Christianity is the only hope for Europe, America, mankind and anybody else who still has decency left within them.
The German people seem very susceptible to government propaganda. Whatever political sect is currently in power, in control of the media and pumpin out their flavor of propaganda, the German people seem to lap it up like pancake syrup.
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