As reported here a few days ago, Vona Gábor, the leader of the Hungarian extreme nationalist party Jobbik, holds some problematic views about Islam as “the last bastion of mankind’s traditional culture.” He’s not quite the Hungarian Geert Wilders…
Here’s another video about Vona Gábor and Jobbik. WARNING: This video contains some disturbing images. Sensitive readers may want to skip it, and read the full transcript, which is at the bottom of this post.
Many thanks to Hermes for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Below are excerpts from internet articles about Jobbik politicians and their links with Islam and Fascism. Many thanks to Hermes for the translations of the Hungarian-language pieces.
From HVG.hu :
There’s nothing far right in the seriously-presented and -argued critique of Islam. So it is pointless to push Islam-critics to that side, in this way discrediting them. The far right hates only “foreigners”, colored people, and not the essence of Islam, which is fanaticism, submission, and irrationality. And what’s more, Vona Gábor affirms that the last bastion of culture is Islam.
This Hungarian representative of the far right, who has already become a member of the parliament […] It is already known that it is because of its virulent and pure hate towards America, and of course towards Israel that Jobbik feels a strong attraction towards Islam, has good relations with the Iranian and Arab embassies, and its cultural war always sounds with a loud shout: “we will not be Palestinians in our own land!!!” But now the ideology of the party has undergone a qualitative change.
If Vona Gábor is serious in what he writes in his new book that “The condition for the survival of the world is the preservation of traditional culture. And there’s only one culture which holds on to its own traditions. This is the Islamic world.”, then this means something more than the continuation of his political line. The head of the Hungarian radical right-wing movement writes that: “The last bastion of mankind’s traditional culture — that which successfully mixes transcendental and everyday-life features — is Islam.”
From Andras Simonyi on PJM:
The candidate for President of the Hungarian Republic, Krisztina Morvai, recently attended a Palestine conference with participation by Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists. She proudly announced: “I met with many Palestine people, with numerous superb militant fighters and their leaders. I received their encouragements.” The ensuing criticism provoked Barikad, the Jobbik’s internet publication to answer with a Question: “Why is it an issue that Morvai is encouraged by terrorists?”
Gabor Vona, the President of Jobbik and candidate for the Premiership of Hungary maintained a close relationship with Iranian President Ahmadinejad. He announced that he would invite him to send observers to the Hungarian elections. According to him, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the Hungarian Guard jointly will assure orderly conduct of the Hungarian elections scheduled for April of 2010. Ahmadinejad and his Revolutionary Guard stayed at home. It is suspected that Iran provided for Jobbik not only political endorsement but financial support as well.
In spite of these facts Jobbik received 851,982 votes that translate to 16.69 % of the total votes cast in the April 11 election and gave the party 26 seats of the 386 seats in Parliament.
From vonagabor.hu[freely edited update by Hermes]:
“If Islam fails, then almost all light will vanish, and there will be nothing to counter the darkness of globalism, and then history will truly end.” This is what Vona Gábor affirms in his newly published book with the title: “Born on August 20”. The leader of Jobbik also mentions Hitler in his book, whom he calls “The final product of liberalism.”
Vona reminds his readers that both he and the Jobbik have always expressed their sympathy towards Islam. Already in 2002 he made a speech in a Palestinian event celebrated in Vác. Later he traveled to Yemen in order to take part in a youth conference, and he was present in countless pro-Palestinian demonstrations […]
The president of the Jobbik party is convinced that “The last bastion of mankind’s traditional culture — that which successfully mixes transcendental and everyday-life features —is Islam.” Vona, being (as he describes himself) Roman Catholic, affirms that “If Islam fails, then almost all light will vanish, and there will be nothing to counter the darkness of globalism, and then history will truly end.” This leads to the conclusion that the outcome of this struggle is important for the fate of mankind […]
Islam being the defending bastion, there must be an enemy in Vona’s mind. There is. The American-Israeli axis, and those who “were forced to join them.” In short, the anti-traditional forces. These have as purpose the creation of a global world government, in order to put mankind under their yoke, according to Vona’s book.
He writes at the end of the chapter dedicated to Islam that “Israel has nothing to do with Judaism, and neither has America with Christianity. From this point of view the traditional Muslim society, that which reveres Maria and sees Jesus as a prophet, stands much more close to Christianity than America and Israel with their continuous wars to maintain their hegemony and calm their thirst for booty.”
Vona writes in his book also about Adolf Hitler. He maintains that he was “the logical product of his time.” “Naked neo-liberalism.” That is, “its final product.” He was not born out of national socialism, but out of neo-liberalism at its final stage. This means that for Vona, the Fuehrer was not a mass murderer, he was not the responsible for a war that killed 70 million people, and not the one who sent tens of thousands of children to gas chambers, but just a final product of distorted liberalism. “His life is just a symbolic family drama, the rage of a little boy against his father’s will to corrupt him.” This is what Vona states in his book. He presented his book in the event celebrated on May 1 (2011). While speaking, he jokingly called himself the “Devil of Gyöngyöspata”
Vona sees in Islam the continuation of Guenon’s tradition, the holder of mankind’s common spiritual heritage.
“If Islam falls, then light will almost completely vanish” — This is what the politician of the opposition says. And with this (statement) he highlights that Islam is first and foremost a spiritual reality, and not a political project.
The political importance of Islam is for Vona that it gives men a spiritual armor to resist globalization.
[A comment made on this blog to Vona’s arguments by a Muslim living in Hungary]
“I’m a Muslim, I’ve lived in Hungary since last month, and my Hungarian wife translated Vona Gábor’s statement for me, which I had the luck to read here. We Muslims love everybody regardless of their religion or political view. The words of the president (of Jobbik) are clean, true, and very emotive to me. As a Turk, I salute him.”
From Gazdasági Rádió:
Morvai Krisztina, speaking about “Christian love”, said that he got much encouragement in a Palestinian conference. “I met lots of brave Palestinians, brave warriors and leaders of Hamas and Hezbollah. I received much encouragement from them”. She is now a member of the European Parliament for Jobbik.
From the blog Dob utca és környéke:
[…] Morvai Krisztina was talking to the crowd about a conference she attended not long ago. As she said, she admired and revered the people she met there, among others the leaders of Hamas and Hezbollah, which have the same problems as us Hungarians. Those who did not raise their eyebrows to this, became utterly astonished when she said that we should fight for our rights as they do.
No idea whether she was talking about suicide bombings or launching rockets towards cities, but one thinks immediately about this when hearing about this group, and not about political debates being carried out at the European Parliament.
|00:03||This one of the most important|
|00:08||videos every Hungarian should watch.|
|00:18||Jobbik, and what hides behind…|
|00:23||Jobbik is supported by Islamic fundamentalists|
|00:27||and terrorists with millions of euros.|
|00:35||Since nowadays everybody likes to|
|00:38||call foreign supervisors for the elections,|
|00:40||we will call supervisors too,|
|00:42||but not from the West,|
|00:44||not from America, not from the EU,|
|00:46||but I will write a letter this year|
|00:48||to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,|
|00:50||and they will come here from Iran!|
|00:57||And the Hungarian police will not control|
|01:00||the elections, but the Iranian revolutionary guard.|
|01:03||And no one will steal a single vote|
|01:05||from the Jobbik party.|
|01:07||They try to be seen as Christians; however, they|
|01:11||do business with the enemies of Christianity.|
|01:18||Tortured Christians in Iran.|
|01:25||Gabor Vona already sold Hungary|
|01:28||to Arab extremist businessmen.|
|01:36||December 11 2006 — Tehran.|
|01:38||At the extremist Hamas meeting|
|01:41||the Hungarian Lelkiismeret 88 group was there.|
|01:45||Why does the Freddie Mercury award winner|
|01:48||and gay/lesbian supporter Morvai Krisztina|
|01:51||not raise her voice against cruelties in Iran?|
|01:55||Women, wives, mothers are being|
|01:57||stoned nowadays in Iran|
|02:18||But Morvai Krisztina remains silent|
|02:21||because it was through Jobbik that she|
|02:24||got her job at the European Parliament|
|02:27||and receives six million forints per month|
|02:29||Jobbik accepts money from Islamic|
|02:31||terrorists who hate European and Hungarian|
|02:34||Christian culture, and spreads anti-Semitism|
|02:36||and xenophobia following their orders|
|02:40||Zionist assassins! Zionist assassins!|
|02:44||Every Jew, whether good or bad, is|
|02:49||Did we already forget how many of|
|02:52||our heroes died to make us free from|
|02:55||the 150-year-long occupation?|