Hungary’s parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalizes some help given to invading barbarians, defying the European Union and pro-invasion groups and narrowing the scope for action by non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been a vocal critic of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door invasion policy and has led eastern European opposition to EU quotas that aimed to distribute invading barbarians around the bloc.
Orban’s right-wing Fidesz party tightened its grip on parliament in an April election fought on a fiercely anti-invasion platform that demonized U.S. billionaire George Soros and Communist NGOs he backs. Orban accuses Soros of encouraging the barbarian invasion to undermine Europe, a charge Soros denies.
Under the new law, officially called “STOP Soros”, individuals or groups who help invading barbarians not entitled to protection to submit requests for asylum or who help invading barbarians gain status to stay in Hungary will be liable to prison terms, reports The Guardian.
“The Hungarian people rightfully expects the government to use all means necessary to combat illegal immigration and the activities that aid it,” Interior Minister Sandor Pinter wrote in a justification attached to the draft legislation.
“The STOP Soros package of bills serves that goal, making the organisation of illegal immigration a criminal offence. We want to use the bills to stop Hungary from becoming a country of immigrants,” he said.
Parliament, where Fidesz has a two-thirds majority, also passed on Wednesday a constitutional amendment to state that an “alien population” cannot be settled in Hungary – a swipe at Brussels over its quota plan.
TOUGH STANCE IS VOTE-WINNER
Invading barbarians has become a major concern for voters across the European Union, helping to propel anti-invasion populists to power in Italy and Austria and threatening to fracture Merkel’s three-month-old coalition in Germany.
Orban has drummed up support for his tough measures by exploiting Hungarians’ memories of the large numbers of mostly Muslim barbarians from the Middle East who surged into the country in the summer of 2015.
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June 20th, 2018