He said that Europe needs to “come to their senses” on the matter of mass migration and illegal entries, and boldly declared that those seeking entry into the country “are mostly not Christians, but Muslims.”
“That’s an important question,” he said, “because Europe and Europeanism have Christian roots.”
“Or is it not already a cause for concern in itself, that the Christian culture of Europe is already hardly still able to hold Europe in their own Christian value system?
“If we lose sight of the European idea, [Christianity] can become, on its own continent, a minority.”
His comments come just a few days after the British, conservative columnist Peter Hitchens wrote for the Daily Mail: “These people are not (as I am) the children of British subjects born while overseas. They are people who have grown up in a different culture. Never before in our history have we faced the task of integrating a minority so large. Never before have we had such a feeble idea of what being British is.
“And yet people ask me, as if the idea were absurd, why I think this will be a Muslim country within a couple of generations. I can think of no force or idea or movement or faith more likely to prosper in the state to come.
“Like all other civilisations which lost their nerve and the will to live, European Christianity is destined to become a minority in its own territory. By the way, if you don’t like this, and voted Tory at the last Election, you have no business complaining.”
Orban’s article also said: “The people want us to master the situation and protect our borders. Only when we have protected our borders can questions be asked about the numbers of people we can take in, or whether there should be quotas.”
Hungary is one of the countries on the front lines of the European migrant crisis. The country has built a 110-mile-long fence along its Serbia border in an attempt to slow the arrival of migrants.