Hungary, Budapest – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview given to 888.hu that 2017 would be “the year of revolt for democracy”. As for the integration of non-European migrants, he said he failed.
“It is unprecedented that at the heart of Europe, Christians were killed at Christmas,” Viktor Orbán said in an interview with the Hungarian online newspaper veol.hu commenting on the attack in Berlin on 19 December, during which a Tunisian darkened in the crowd in the Christmas market by making 12 dead and 56 injured, recalls RT.
“It’s clear that, in the case of migration, nothing can remain the way it was before. Brussels needs to change, migrants who entered Europe illegally must be deported, the borders need to be protected and the inflow of migrants has to be eliminated,” said the Hungarian Prime Minister.
According to him, the Berlin attack proved again that the integration of non-European migrants into Europe had “obviously been a failure”. “This shakes the confidence and self-esteem of the Western world. The economic slowdown, crime, terrorism, migration, indecision and insincere speech all adds up, and Western leaders won’t provide the answers,” added Viktor Orbán.
Viktor Orbán wished that more Western capitals would “revolt” against the political status quo and overthrow leaders “who refused to listen to the people” by political means.
“A year ago, no one would have thought that the United Kingdom would leave the European Union and that the Americans would reject the Clinton clan,” he said, hoping that such a trend would “continue in 2017 which would be the year of revolt for a European democracy”. The Conservative Prime Minister also underlined the success of the “anti-system” 5 stars movement in Italy.
“Next year will be elections in Germany, the Netherlands, France. A lot of things can happen,” he said. Mr. Orbán said there were two rebellions going on, one was a revolt of the working and middle class which led to Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump and the other “…is a kind of national rebellion” against the “United-States of Europe”.
“All of this is surrounded by political correctness, containment, intellectual rebellion against stigma. The rebellion started in 2016, will be even more enhanced in the future. Therefore, I say that 2017 will be a year of rebellion,” he said.
When asked if he thought it was contradictory for a ruling government to declare themselves rebels, he said, “The real freedom fighters are the people.”
He went on to add, “If we believe in Hungary, the Hungarian people, one inside the other, then we are facing a bright future,” adding that children should be taught “not to seek the easy way, but go their own way even when it seems difficult, then the country can be great again.”
Against Berlin’s hypocrisy
When asked about the project of Angela Merkel to prohibit the burqa, Viktor Orbán turned into derision the German leader. “I am stunned in front of this liberal logic: telling people they can come to my country, but not wear this or that, it seems hard to understand, and it is much more honorable to tell people, no, I do not want to see you over here, stay outside, because I can forsee the troubles that this would pose. If someone is my guest, I tell him, you are a free man, dress as you want as long as you respect the law. But I think all this is just a desperate attempt to correct a heavy mistake. This is rearguard action. “