Senior Fidesz official calls for investigation into NGOs supported by Soros

September 27, 2016

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Fidesz deputy chairman and MP Szilárd Németh serves as the deputy chair of parliament’s national security committee

As the national security committee’s deputy chairman, I have turned to the committee and the state’s secret services with a list of organizations connected to the Soros network for the purpose of having these organizations screened. So far, there are 22 Soros [organizations] that have publicly joined the speculator’s campaign machine, including TASZ and the Eötvös Institute. . . . George Soros’ activities in this area pose a very serious risk to the Hungarian people and that is why the state must step up against these unlawful acts with full force. Let me be clear, I am not interested in George Soros’ philanthropic activities, only his unlawful acts.” – Szilárd Németh

Fidesz MP Szilárd Németh says he will use his influence as the deputy chair of the National Assembly’s national security committee to push the state’s security apparatus to investigate organizations in Hungary that have received funding from organizations linked to financier and philanthropist George Soros.

Németh, who made a name for himself as Fidesz’s “mandatory household utility cost” czar in the run-up to the 2014 election, made this statement during an interview with PestiSrácok.hu, a pro-government website funded by Fidesz and the government.

Here are a few other statements made by Németh:

  • “The next [terror] attack against Central Europe will take place here if we allow them to carry it out. The migrants, as we clearly see, have absolutely no intention of seeking employment, they came to Europe after being lured by Swedish and German social welfare.”
  • “[T]his referendum is about more than political parties, we are asking for the support of citizens for a national issue. We will decide the future of Hungary and Europe, whether we will remain Europeans and Hungarians, whether we will welcome the Islamic State’s terrorists, criminals and crowds from a different culture. [Crowds] who treat women differently, who see freedom and pretty much everything that is important to us differently.”

On Soros’ announcement that he would invest USD 500 million in “startups, established companies, social-impact initiatives and businesses founded by migrants and refugees”:

  • “This is no cause for calm because it is a very serious national security issue. The DC Leaks website showed documents which clearly display George Soros’ international manipulation machine. As the national security committee’s deputy chairman, I have turned to the committee and the state’s secret services with a list of organizations connected to the Soros network for the purpose of having these organizations screened. So far, there are 22 Soros [organizations] that have publicly joined the speculator’s campaign machine, including TASZ [Hungarian Civil Liberties Union] and the Eötvös Institute.”

On whether this announcement may cause a controversy like the Norwegian Funds scandal of 2014:

  • “It will not because what these organizations are doing with this migration issue amounts to the open violation of European and Hungarian laws. One cannot lawfully take part in politics by pandering with black money. Millions of migrants cannot be encouraged to break the law because that, in itself, is a violation of the law. George Soros’ activities in this area pose a very serious risk to the Hungarian people and that is why the state must step up against these unlawful acts with full force. Let me be clear, I am not interested in George Soros’ philanthropic activities, only his unlawful acts.”