Fidesz, KDNP: Protect religious symbols against insult

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The European Union is not in a position to protect its member states and as such, a common, preventive strategy needs to be put in place to protect Hungarian citizens, leader of the Fidesz parliamentary fraction Antal Rogán told the press after a meeting with his fellow MPs, online news portal vs.hu reported. Political correctness is no longer sufficient, Rogán added.

Community values and their symbols should be protected, since respecting an individual’s opinion is not enough; different communities deserve respect as well, according to Rogán, who said Fidesz is currently working on a proposal designed to provide this kind of protection.

Rogán also believes that law enforcement agencies or the government should be given more power, for instance, to determine who is allowed to enter the country and who is not. One of the lessons to be learned from last week’s tragic events in Paris is that the freedom of the press and freedom of speech should not include offending one’s religion, Fidesz’s coalition partner KDNP’s Péter Harrach added.

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