In his Christmas message published in Hungarian daily Magyar Idok, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, referring to mass immigration, stresses that “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” today means that we have to love our neighbours, but we also have to protect our homelands, nations, families, culture, the European civilisation.
The Prime Minister highlighted the importance of Christian identity, which determines everything in Europe, from birth to everyday life and to death:
“Our culture is the culture of life. Our starting point, the alpha and omega of our philosophy is the value of life, the dignity every person received from God – without this, we couldn’t value “human rights” and other modern phenomena either. And this is why is questionable for us, whether these can be imported into civilisations built on different pillars.”
According to Orban:
“The fundaments of European life are under attack”. We don’t want our Christmas markets to be renamed, and we definitely don’t want to retreat behind concrete blocks (…) We don’t want our Christmas masses to be surrounded by fear and distress. We don’t want out women, our daughters to be harassed in the New Year’s Eve crowd.”
“We, Europeans are Christians. This is ours, this is how we live,” Orban wrote…
- Viktor Orban: Will there be a Christian Europe?