A deputy of the main opposition Fidesz party has made public remarks evoking the views of Hitler and the Nazis, spokesman of the Socialist Party Istvan Nyako said on Friday, calling for Oszkar Molnar’s parliamentary immunity to be suspended.
In an interview given to a local television channel Oszkar Molnar, who is also mayor of Edeleny in north Hungary, said that he preferred “Hungarian interests to global capital – Jewish capital if you like – which wants to devour the whole world, especially Hungary.”
Nyako said similar sentiments had led to the Holocaust. He added that although Molnar was a Fidesz deputy, he in fact represented the ideology of the radical nationalist Jobbik party.
Molnar sparked anger when he claimed that pregnant Roma women in his town harmed their unborn babies in order to get higher family allowances.
“Molnar’s views cannot be tolerated; they incite hatred and segregation,” said Nyako. He noted that a local court had blocked a suit concerning Molnar’s anti-Roma remarks, and the proceedings could not be resumed until his legal immunity was suspended.