Report: Orbán says ‘Islamization’ banned by constitution

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Hungary’s Constitution does not permit “Islamization” because the document’s fundamental goal is to protect the Hungarian language and culture, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said yesterday during a celebration in Parliament of the fifth anniversary of the country’s new Constitution, according to the Associated Press.

Viktor Orbán speaks in Parliament yesterday on the fifth anniversary of Hungary’s new constitution. (Photo: MTI/Tamás Kovács)

Orbán added that the Constitution also opposes mass migration that could endanger the principles outlined in the constitution, the news agency reported.

“To be clear and unequivocal, I can say that Islamization is constitutionally banned in Hungary,” Orban said, according to AP.

Orbán cited the preamble to the Constitution, or Basic Law, which mentions the countryʼs commitment to promoting and safeguarding Hungary’s heritage, language, and culture and ensuring the the protection of “the living conditions of future generations”, according to AP.

The Hungarian government is currently collecting signatures for a referendum asking citizens to decide on Brussels’ refugee quota system. Orbán said earlier that it should be up to Hungarians to decide who should live in Hungary and who should not.

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