Orbán: Terrorists ‘use migration consciously’
It “has been proven” that terrorists “use migration consciously and in a well-organized manner” in order to assimilate with those who leave their homes for a better life, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said today in the Hungarian Parliament, after sending his condolences once again to France, national news agency MTI reported.
Hungaryʼs Prime Minister Viktor Orbán delivers a speech in the Hungarian Parliament today. (Photo: MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák)
Orbán noted that the leaders of the European Union also knew about such dangers, as Greece said earlier that jihadists could eventually make their way into Europe.
“We do not believe that everyone who comes from there is a terrorist, but nobody can tell how many terrorists have arrived with the migrants and how many continue to arrive day by day,” the prime minister reportedly said. He added that it is even horrible to think about how many terrorists could have crossed Hungary.
He said that “migration” has many threats, and, although it is “politically incorrect” to say, “where there are high numbers of immigrants in Europe, crime statistics have increased significantly and public security has deteriorated”, MTI reported.
As France is part of the European Union, the EU has been attacked and as a member state “we are also in danger”, Orbán said. The prime minister said that the Hungarian government has widely been criticized as being inhuman for closing its borders. Orbán said: “What is inhuman? Closing the borders for illegal border crossers or risking the lives of innocent Europeans?”
Orbán said he believes that the EU is “weak, insecure and paralyzed”. He noted that “there are many discussions and conferences, but there are no solutions… we are struggling in the web of ideologies, instead of acting based on common sense and on our own culture,” MTI reported.
The prime minister said that “we believe Europe’s existence is at stake, but Brussels continues to send the wrong message and new invitations to the migrants, instead of sending the message: There is nothing here for them of what they expect”, MTI reported.
“Those who have been living in the delusion of multiculturalism and have been trying to force this delusion on us can see where this leads,” Orbán said, according to MTI.
Orbán, once again, expressed his disagreement with the EU’s quota system on distributing refugees. “In light of the terror attacks, Brussels cannot question the members’ right to defend themselves, as the compulsory quota system is dangerous, because it would spread terrorism in Europe,” the prime minister said, according to MTI.
There has been no evidence that refugees were involved in the attack. There was speculation that the Syrian passport found at the scene following Friday’s suicide bombing outside the Stade France stadium in Paris belonged to Ahmad al Mohammad, a man who allegedly crossed Hungary as a refugee. Earlier reports suggested that al Mohammad was one of the bombers, however, French public media France2 disproved these allegations late yesterday, saying that he could have been a victim of the attack.
Syrian terrorist group ISIS, which took responsibility for the attacks, has expressed its strong opposition to refugee migration into Europe, and says that Syrians should remain at home.
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