Hungarian foreign minister slams far-right lawmaker's call to register Jews as security risks
19 minutes ago • Associated Press
VIENNA - Hungary's foreign minister said Wednesday that calls by an extreme-right politician to register the country's Jews as potential security risks were "completely unacceptable" and the worst yet in a series attributed to the legislator's party.
Janos Martonyi also denied suggestions that his country was lenient with neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists, telling reporters "Hungary does not put up with" actions by such groups and individuals.
Martonyi's comments reflect Hungary's attempts to deal with the fallout from the remarks by Marton Gyongyosi of the far-right Jobbik party, which generated headlines across Europe and outraged human rights activists.
Gyongyosi told the legislature last week that it was time "to assess ... how many people of Jewish origin there are here, and especially in the Hungarian parliament and the Hungarian government, who represent a certain national security risk."
1. No enormous fan of Martonyi but glad he's stepping in!
I have good friends whose families came to the UK as refugees from Hungarian antisemitism. Seems like Hungary hasn't changed as much as it could. In most Europaean surveys, Hungary and Poland come across as two of the most antisemitic countries.