Sunday 15 July 2018

‘Christianity is Europe’s last hope,’ Hungary’s prime minister says

Viktor Orban, who will seek a new term in April at the ballot box, said Islam would soon ‘knock on Central Europe’s door’.

Viktor Orban delivers his annual State of Hungary speech (Zoltan Mathe/AP)
Viktor Orban delivers his annual State of Hungary speech (Zoltan Mathe/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Hungary’s prime minister says “Christianity is Europe’s last hope” and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favouring migration have “opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam”.

Viktor Orban said on Sunday during his 20th annual state of the nation speech that his government will oppose efforts by the United Nations or the European Union to make migration acceptable to the world.

He conjured the image of a Western Europe overtaken by Muslims, saying “born Germans are being forced back from most large German cities, as migrants always occupy big cities first”.

Mr Orban claimed Islam would soon “knock on Central Europe’s door” from the west as well as the south.

Mr Orban will seek a third consecutive term in an April election.

Press Association

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