Szegedi’s “crisis of conscience” on CBN [Video]

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Csanád Szegedi, former “rising star” in the Jobbik party ranks and current independent European Union MP, was the subject of a story produced by US-based cable network Christian Broadcast News (CBN) – a story which naturally set off a few sparks of ire from his former party.

In a segment running last Thursday on CBN entitled “Crisis of Conscience: Anti-Semite Learns He’s a Jew,” Szegedi details his falling out with Jobbik and his subsequent repudiation of the party’s ideals from first hearing about his roots via internet rumor. Rabbi Slomó Köves speaks highly of Szegedi’s redemption in the piece as well.

In responding to a question about Szegedi on Friday, Jobbik President Gábor Vona first took a jokey angle, speculating on how a movie about the two would play out and ultimately deciding it would depend on the director. “If it were George Lucas,” he mused, “then I would be Darth Vader.”

Vona then labeled Szegedi’s departure from the party “unforgivable,” stating that the story was “sad” because Vona couldn’t understand why a Hungarian of Jewish descent could not also represent national interests.

“He is on a completely different path that I cannot understand,” said Vona.

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