“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)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Nazi speech in the Hungarian Parlaiment

Karl Pfeifer's article(1) gives more details about the scandal that has recently happened in the Hungarian Parliament, namely that the illegal(2) neo-Nazi party Jobbik MP, Zsolt Baráth, delivered an explicit Nazi speech there. The article also reveals some of the background of the Tiszaeszlár case related to the girl Eszter Solymosi(3). Furthermore, Karl Pfeifer gives some references and weblinks having documentary values.

Should our readers - especially those not living in Hungary - wish to understand what is going on in today's Hungary they should definitely read the whole article.

A lead-in of the article follows:
"There is no other European country with the possible exemption of Lithuania where anti-Semitism has become such a part and parcel of mainstream politics and media.
A recent public opinion survey by the ADL confirms that the level of anti-Semitism in Hungary is one of the highest in the European Union. For example 73 per cent believe that Jews have too much power in the business world.
To help the Hungarian people defeat anti-Semitism and racism(a) , United Europe should investigate the racism and anti-Semitism that infects such broad areas of politics in Hungary."

(1) 05/04/2012 Harry's Place, Karl Pfeifer: Neo-Nazi MP rehashes blood libel in Hungarian parliament, http://hurryupharry.org/2012/04/05/neo-nazi-mp-rehashes-blood-libel-in-hungarian-parliament/
(2) A Hungarian law based on the international Paris Peace Treaty (1947) forbids the activity of fascist organizations.
(3) Wikipedia: Tiszaeszlár Affair, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiszaeszl%C3%A1r_Affair (the drawing above is linked from here)
"The Tiszaeszlár Affair was an accusation of ritual murder against Jews in Hungary, which led to a trial that set off anti-Semitic agitation in 1882 and 1883."
(a) We wonder what will happen should Hungarian people (but a few) not want to defeat it?

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