That Prime Minister Orban has come out against migrants is not all that unexpected. He has been very vocal over the past year in resisting the resettling of Hungary by Islamic migrants. With the razor wire up and the lawsuits in, it is no secret that Hungary wants no part of the EU plan to distribute Muslims.
But, now the PM has come out to make it a legal issue. Orban states that there is no room to work with the EU. The reason is that the Hungarian Constitution will not allow them to do so.
Hungary’s constitution bans “Islamization” because the document aims to protect Hungarian language and culture, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Monday.
Orban also said the constitution forces the government to oppose any kind of mass migration that would endanger those principles.
“To be clear and unequivocal, I can say that Islamization is constitutionally banned in Hungary,” Orban said in Parliament at an event celebrating the fifth anniversary of Hungary’s new constitution, now known as the Basic Law.
The problem that Hungary faces is that the European Union wishes to force them to take some of the “Asylum Seekers.” But, the Prime Minister has made it clear that they do not want to have any of the migrants in their country.
They have gone as far as making treaties with other Eastern European nations and helping Macedonia finance their own fence to keep migrants out.
Orban was quoting from the National Avowal, the Basic Law’s preamble, which details the country’s commitment “to promoting and safeguarding our heritage, our unique language, Hungarian culture” and the protection of “the living conditions of future generations.”
Hungary maintains that the migrant issue is a matter of national sovereignty.
“We have the right to choose whom we want and don’t want to live with,” Orban said.
Will the EU show its true colors and impose its will over Hungary, or will the country maintain its sovereignty?