Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated Saturday that EU leaders and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros want to establish a “new, mixed, Muslimized Europe.”
During a visit to Romania on Saturday, Orban noted that Hungary’s razor-wire border fences, which are supported by the central European countries of Serbia and Croatia, will thwart the EU-Soros effort to spread Muslim migration throughout Europe.
Soros is now being targeted by Orban and his government. They recently introduced legislation to close or expel the Budapest-based Central European University, founded by Soros in 1991. They’ve also established new rules about non-governmental organizations (NGOs) funded at least partly from abroad, many of which are backed by Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
An anti-Soros billboard and poster campaign was recently shut down after it was criticized by Jewish groups for its anti-Semitic overtones. George Soros is Jewish, but during the Holocaust, it’s been said that he survived Hitler’s extermination of the Jews by becoming a Nazi sympathizer.
Orban has often said that Soros-funded NGOs are focused on weakening Hungary’s security by advocating for asylum-seekers, and he reiterated that point on Saturday.
Referring to Poland’s current argument with the EU, Orban noted that it stems from the EU’s attempts to put Poland’s Supreme Court under political control. He added that Poland has now replaced Hungary as the target of the EU’s “chief inquisitor,” whom he identified as European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans.
‘The main target of the inquisition, the example of national governance to be weakened, destroyed and broken is Poland,” Orban said, promising, “Hungary will use every legal possibility in the European Union to be in solidarity with the Poles.”
Hungary is opposed to taking in migrants “who could change the country’s cultural identity,” said Orban, who is seeking a fourth term in April 2018. He promised that under his leadership, Hungary would always be a place where “Western European Christians will always be able to find security.”
Orban said that the EU leadership has been encroaching on member states’ rights and trying to apply policies, such as increased immigration, which he claims most Europeans don’t want.
Stating that it’s imperative to confront “external powers,” Orban added, “We have to stand our ground against the Soros mafia network and the Brussels bureaucrats. And, during the next nine months, we will have to fight against the media they operate.”
Some of what Wikipedia reports about George Soros
(August 12, 1930) Soros is an investor, business magnate, philanthropist, and author. Soros is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world. As of May 2017, Soros has a net worth of $25.2 billion, making him one of the 30 richest people in the world.
Born in Budapest, he survived Nazi Germany-occupied Hungary and emigrated to England in 1947. He attended the London School of Economics graduating with a bachelor’s and eventually a master’s in philosophy. He began his business career by taking various jobs at merchant banks before starting his first hedge fund, Double Eagle, in 1969. Profits from his first fund furnished the seed money to start Soros Fund Management, his second hedge fund, in 1970. Double Eagle was renamed the Quantum Fund and was the principal firm Soros advised. At its founding, the Quantum Fund had $12 million in assets under management, and as of 2011 it had $25 billion, the majority of his overall net worth. He is known as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England” because of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of Pound sterling, making him a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis.
He is a well-known supporter of American progressive and American liberal political causes and dispenses his donations through his foundation, the Open Society Foundations. Between 1979 and 2011, Soros donated more than $11 billion to various philanthropic causes; by 2017, his donations “on civil initiatives to reduce poverty and increase transparency, and on scholarships and universities around the world” totaled $12 billion. He played a significant role in the peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and provided one of Europe’s largest higher education endowments to the Central European University in his hometown.
When asked about what he thought about Israel, in the New Yorker, Soros replied that “I don’t deny the Jews to a right to a national existence – but I don’t want anything to do with it.” According to hacked emails released in 2016, Soros’ Open Society Foundation has a self-described objective of “challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies” in international forums, in part by questioning Israel’s reputation as a democracy. He has funded NGOs which have been actively critical of Israeli policies, including groups that campaign for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
Soros has been accused of saying that both Jews and Israel are partially responsible for antisemitism, in response to his statement that the administrations of G.W. Bush in the U.S. and Ariel Sharon in Israel were stoking antisemitism. He has also said that Jews can’t overcome antisemitism without “giv[ing] up on the tribalness. On November 5, 2003, at a Jewish forum in New York City, Soros partially attributed a recent resurgence of antisemitism to the policies of Israel and the United States, and the role of wealthy and influential individuals:
There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon administration contribute to that. It’s not specifically anti-Semitism, but it does manifest itself in anti-Semitism as well. I’m critical of those policies… If we change that direction, then anti-Semitism also will diminish. I can’t see how one could confront it directly… I’m also very concerned about my own role because the new anti-Semitism holds that the Jews rule the world… As an unintended consequence of my actions… I also contribute to that image.
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