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"I gave four lectures in several Turkish Universities this month; my hosts and the Turkish people received me with incomprehensible affection, which of course has also been directed towards Jobbik and the entire Hungarian nation."
"During my trip, I met politicians and members of Turkey's business community as well. One of the most remarkable things that happen to me was that people recognized me on the street in Istanbul with the population of 20 million. In the subway a young soccer player came up to me and hugged me. It meant a lot to him that I have come to visit them as a brother."
"I have been talking about Turkey's strategic significance for years, after all we are talking about a country of 80 million people, which has the second largest army in NATO, and its economic development over the past 10 years comparable only to China... Also let's not forget that this is the country that sent aid ships to the Gaza Strip... The Turkish people despite all of our historical conflicts consider us relatives...A boulevard in the center of Istanbul is called the "Hungarian brothers" boulevard. In school they teach that the Hungarians are relatives... Against this background, it would be a colossal mistake if the Hungarian foreign policy ignore this brotherly bond while we have no allies in the international arena."
"I wrote an article in 2010 in which I outlined that the real division in the world today is not among religions, cultures or countries, but among forces that are trying to preserve tradition and those opposing it. Currently, Islam is the most able force that can resist the unipolar world order advocated by the United States."
"We Hungarians have to join forces with those that fight for a just world order. This force could be a country or a community, it can be Christian, Muslim or Buddhist. The point is that not to be a servant of global liberalism. Hungary today allied itself with forces that destroyed its economy, took advantage of its cheap labor force, flooded its markets with their own goods, forced the country into senseless wars, trample on our national tradition and call us racist. Is it good for us? I ask."
Isn't it weird that the leader of a party that stands for Christian values and whose president is a Roman Catholic makes such pro-Islamic statements?
"It is, especially if these statements are misinterpreted. This issue is not about supporting Islam against Christianity. I said Islamic cultures were more protective of their tradition than the Christian ones. This is a fact. I wish if the Christian churches would be more forceful in preserving national tradition, and firmly denounce the intellectual and spiritual pollution of liberalism. As a Roman Catholic, I have said many times before, it is not right if the church is content with merely being a religious institution, and not speaking up against lies. The ideological struggle should also be undertaken by the religious institutions."
"Jobbik is a political party that defines itself based on Christian values, but the actual relationship with God should be a personal affair. As a Hungarian, for me Christianity carries universal human values, which are the same in all world religions. Therefore, there is a need for dialogue among the different religious groups -- at national level, ecumenism, and internationally dialogue between world's religions. The Turanian alliance could be exemplary in this regard, as it made up by countries with Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist backgrounds. I do not know whether you noticed that the president of the racist and xenophobic Jobbik party is talking about dialogue of cultures and religions."
Are you not afraid that these pro-Islamic statements make it impossible for your party to forge future alliances with the national radical parties in Western Europe?
"Obviously, in countries such as Austria or France that are suffering from the problem of immigration, are very difficult to consider the Islamic world as an ally in the struggle against globalism. I can understand their anger. But they also need to understand that based on the behavior of refugees the entire Islamic community of half a billion can't be judged. My position concerning the Islamic world shouldn't be understood that I advocate the conversion of Europe into the Muslim faith, neither that I support immigration. I personally, appreciate all peoples and cultures and I would be happy to learn more about them in their natural environments."
(alfahir.hu – hungarianambiance.com)