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Fidesz VP Szilárd Németh compares Soros-sponsored NGOs to Cosa Nostra

On Friday, Fidesz vice-president Szilárd Németh held a press conference to let it be known that organizations that have received funding from the Open Society Foundation’s George Soros are “fake” and only seek to undermine Hungary’s constitutional and democratic order by challenging Fidesz’s recently adopted NGO-stigmatizing bill.

Németh went on to name the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and Amnesty International before, according to Index.hu, saying these organizations operate like the Cosa Nostra in Italy.

He said Soros uses these “mafia networks” to carry out his plan to import 1-1.5 million immigrants into Europe, but Hungary’s border fence and family subsidies stand in the way of this plan.

Németh’s statements – and those made by other Fidesz politicians – signal an early start to the April 2018 national elections.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said recently: “There will be no pardon when it comes to Hungary’s security. There is no making excuses, no philanthropic blabla, no liberal gobbledegook. There is only law, legislation, power, and defense.”

Taken together with Németh’s statements from Friday, the messages coming out of Fidesz offer a grim foreshadowing of what to expect in the coming months.

 

Benjamin Novak :