Hungary’s Orban: Protect Middle East Christians or Anti-Christian Persecution Will Come to Europe

Hungary’s Orban: Protect Middle East Christians or Anti-Christian Persecution Will Come to Europe, by Jack Montgomery.

The Prime Minister of Hungary has urged EU leaders to protect Christianity in Africa and the Middle East, or risk its destruction in Europe. …

We, Hungarians, want Syriac, Iraqi, and Nigerian Christians to be able to return home to the land that their ancestors have inhabited for hundreds of years as soon as possible, this is what we call Hungarian solidarity … Hungary helps,” said the prime minister, at an International Consultation on Christian Persecution conference titled ‘Searching for Answers to a Long-Ignored Crisis’.

Viktor Orbán, Hungary, Prime Minister, Sept 2016

“A group of Europe’s intellectual and political leaders want to create a mixed society that would completely change the continent’s cultural and ethnic identity, and Christian nature, within just a few generations,” he continued. …

Prime Minister Orbán also alluded to “the persecution of Christians in Europe, which is a persecution of a spiritual nature, operat[ing] using subtle and crafty methods, and is undoubtedly unjust, discriminative and sometimes painful”, but added that, in his view, “it can in no way be compared to the brutal and physical persecution suffered by Christians in Africa and the Middle East”.

He warned, however, “that the greatest danger threatening us today is the indifferent silence of the European elite who are renouncing their Christian roots, despite the fact that the fate of Middle Eastern Christians should wake Europe up to the fact that, no matter how unbelievable it may still seem, what happened there could also happen to us”.

“It is a fact that Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world today, in view of the fact that 215 million Christians in 108 countries are currently suffering from various forms of persecution, four out of every five people who are being oppressed because of their faith are Christians, and in 2015 in Iraq, a Christian was murdered every five minutes because of their religious beliefs,” he emphasised.

Orban is a brave Christian, like something out of a tale of long ago.

hat-tip Stephen Neil