“The world is a dangerous place to live in; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
(Albert Einstein – refugee from Nazi Germany)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Krisztina Morvai blocked from speaking


"Hungarian neo-fascist MEP Krisztina Morvai(1) blocked from speaking at pro-Palestinian event
A close ally of Nick Griffin, leader of the British National party, has been forced to withdraw from speaking at a London conference in support of Palestine amid mounting fury from anti-fascist groups.
Several politicians due to speak at the conference, organised by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), were alarmed to learn the background of fellow speaker Krisztina Morvai, a Hungarian MEP and leader of the far-right Jobbik party in the European parliament.
The Hungarian Guard militia, which is backed by Jobbik, has marched through Romany ghettoes in Hungary, increasing community tensions. Militia members wear uniforms emblazoned with a striped red-and-white symbol, a version of which was used by the Arrow Cross, a pro-Nazi party that ruled Hungary for a brief but brutal period towards the end of the Second World War. Morvai has been photographed wearing the uniform of the militia, an organisation ruled illegal by a Hungarian court and described as "Hungary's shame" by a former prime minister of the country, Ferenc Gyurcsány.
The move has been welcomed by critics of the BNP, who have expressed alarm about the blossoming relationship between it and Jobbik. Earlier this month the Observer reported how the BNP and Jobbik were forming a new alliance in the European parliament that will include France's Front National and a handful of other far-right groups. Griffin spoke at a Jobbik rally last year and has met several of its senior officials."
The original artical: The Guardian

(1) About Krisztina Morvai: an associate professor at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Faculty of Law. More details: http://wapedia.mobi/en/Krisztina_Morvai

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