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Orban defends “a Hungarian cultural point of view” after his remarks on his refusal of a “mixed race” – RT in French

“In Hungary, these expressions and these sentences represent a cultural, civilizational point of view”: Viktor Oban defended his remarks on his opposition to the “multi-ethnic” society and his fear that the Hungarian people could become a “mixed race” .

The head of government of Hungary defended on July 28 a Hungarian “cultural, civilizational point of view” after his speech the previous weekend against “the mixing of races”, which in particular attracted the wrath of the United States.

“It sometimes happens that I speak in a way that can be misunderstood, but I have asked the Chancellor [autrichien] please place the information in a cultural context,” said Viktor Orban in Vienna, where he was on a visit. “In Hungary, these expressions and sentences represent a cultural, civilizational point of view,” he argued.

“Rhetoric of this nature is inexcusable more than 75 years after the Holocaust,” US State Department spokesman Ned Price had previously estimated, quoting a statement from Deborah Lipstadt, Washington’s special representative on issues of anti-Semitism. She also said she was “deeply alarmed” by a speech that used “rhetoric that clearly evokes Nazi racial ideology.”

Viktor Orban had rejected on July 23 the vision of a “multi-ethnic” society. “We don’t want to be a mixed race”, which would mix with “non-Europeans”, he had said, before making an apparent allusion to the gas chambers of the Nazi regime, which earned him strong criticism from Holocaust survivors and the Jewish community. While the Hungarian Prime Minister blamed the European Union’s energy policy in response to the conflict in Ukraine and castigated Brussels’ plan to cut European gas demand by 15%, he said in the same speech: “I don’t see not how they can force the Member States to do so, although there is German know-how in this area, as the past has shown.

An adviser to Orban resigns and calls his tirade “pure Nazi text worthy of Goebbels”

The Austrian Chancellor spoke of this controversy from the start of the press conference between the two men, “strongly condemning all forms of racism and anti-Semitism” and ensuring that they had addressed the issue “in complete frankness”. “We are in perfect agreement”, reacted Viktor Orban, saying he was “proud” of the policy of “zero tolerance” against anti-Semitism led by Hungary.

Zsuzsa Hegedus, a sociologist advising Viktor Orban for many years and whose parents survived the Holocaust, submitted her resignation on July 26. She denounced “a shameful position” and “a pure Nazi text worthy of Goebbels”, the former head of propaganda for Nazi Germany.

Since his return to power in 2010, Viktor Orban has transformed his country by implementing reforms based on the “defense of a Christian Europe”. As part of this objective, he notably attacked NGOs helping illegal migrants arriving from Africa and the Middle East, making it more difficult to obtain asylum and erecting barriers at Hungarian borders.


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