“Question of culture”: Orban justified himself for his statements about maintaining the “purity of the nation”


The Hungarian Prime Minister called himself an open anti-immigration politician who wants to “preserve European civilization as it is.”

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a meeting with the Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, he justified himself for his statements regarding migrants and the “purity of the nation”. Orban said he openly calls himself an anti-immigration politician who is trying to keep European civilization as it is. This is reported by the Hungarian edition of Telex.

The Hungarian prime minister believes that politics should not be based on a “biological approach”, but must take into account the cultural approach. Explaining his words that Hungarians do not want to become “mixed race”, he said that he does not want Hungary to become an immigration country.

“I'm not lying, I'm not hinting, I'm not going around about, I have a clear, direct position – I define myself as an anti-migration and anti-immigration politician. This is not a racial issue, this is a cultural issue, “Orban said.

According to him, on the issue of preserving the culture of European civilization, which he wants to keep unchanged in his country, the position of Hungary differs from the Austrian one.

“We want to preserve our civilization as it is. And in this respect we are different from Austria. We will always defend our borders,” the prime minister said.

At the same time, Orban reacted to Nehammer's statements about racism and anti-Semitism. On this issue, the Hungarian leader fully supported his Austrian counterpart and stressed that the Hungarian government is at the forefront in the fight against anti-Semitism, showing zero tolerance, and that such statements are impossible even in public discourse.

“On the issue of anti-Semitism and racism, we fully agree. What the Austrian Chancellor thinks, I think,” Orban stressed.

After his statements by Orban, his longtime adviser Zsuzsa Hegedus resigned about “mixing European and non-European races.” She sent a letter to the prime minister, in which she wrote that his words about the mixing of races were “purely Nazi language.”


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