May 5th, 2013

Jobbik “anti-Zionist” demo goes ahead in Budapest

The radical nationalist Jobbik party staged a demonstration “in memory of victims of Bolshevism and Zionism” in Budapest on Saturday, amid stepped-up police presence.

The demonstration was held ahead of the general assembly of the World Jewish Congress which starts in Budapest on Sunday and despite a police ban issued earlier but overruled by a court decision.

At the demonstration, Jobbik leader Gabor Vona said the prime minister had overstepped his authority when he ordered the interior minister to block the demonstration.

In his address, Vona criticised Israeli President Shimon Peres for “encouraging [investors] to buy up Hungary” and called on Israel to “observe the resolutions of the United Nations and ensure the right of Palestinians to a free and independent state”.

Vona also called on Hungary’s Jews to “apologise for Jews killing Hungarians” during the Soviet Republic of 1919 and in the 1950s.

Jobbik lawmaker Eniko Hegedus asked participants to observe a one-minute silence and remember Hungarian victims of the second world war. She referred to “victims of Bolshevism and Zionism” and said that representatives of the World Jewish Congress should “make amends to those victims”.

Marton Gyongyosi, another Jobbik lawmaker, criticised the government for “openly serving Zionism”, and said that “the only difference between the Fidesz-government and its openly internationalist and Zionist, social-liberal predecessors is in rhetoric”.

For a short moment, a man in the middle of the crowd held up a banner showing a swastika made up of the photographs of Jobbik politicians. He was stopped by police. In the nearby Szabadsag square, a Facebook-organised flashmob of about 30 people including senior Socialist politicians, held a 15-minute counter-demonstration to the Jobbik event. Police officers stood between the two demonstrating groups.

On Friday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban had instructed the interior minister to “use all lawful means” to prevent the demonstration. Orban also requested the Supreme Court to “examine what legal means there were at Hungary’s disposal to enforce its constitution”.

Earlier on Friday, Jobbik hailed a recent court decision facilitating the demonstration, which the police had banned right after the party announced its date.

Government spokesman Andras Giro-Szasz said earlier that the government firmly distanced itself from any anti-Semitic event or one which could be offensive for people of religious or other minorities, and pledged government action to prevent such events from happening.

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  • Firebird

    “Marton Gyongyosi, another Jobbik lawmaker, criticised the government for “openly serving Zionism”, and said that “the only difference between the Fidesz-government and its openly internationalist and Zionist, social-liberal predecessors is in rhetoric”.

    For a short moment, a man in the middle of the crowd held up a banner showing a swastika made up of the photographs of Jobbik politicians. He was stopped by police. In the nearby Szabadsag square, a Facebook-organised flashmob of about 30 people including senior Socialist politicians, held a 15-minute counter-demonstration to the Jobbik event. Police officers stood between the two demonstrating groups.”

    Two disgusting groups (Jobbik & socialists), both of whose ancestors have done great damage to the country in the past.

    • szebbjovot

      And who are Jobbik’s ancestors you disgusting Fidesz postcommie moron?

      • Firebird

        How did you draw the conclusion of me being postcommunist? Did I not just say how disgusting today’s socialists are (who are the real “postcommies)?

        • szebbjovot

          You are a right wing postcommie, in comparison to left wing postcommies.

          You and the Socialists are in the same boat, Fidesz just sits on the Starboard (right) and the Socialists on the Port (left side).

          Now tell me more about how Jobbik is descended from the Arrow Cross, its the sort of garbage you read on Haaretz.

          • Firebird

            You are simply wrong. Since I condemn both right wing and left wing parties, I must be a “postcommie”? You might as well say, “If you’re not with us, you’re against us.” But then we’d have to re-evaluate who the real “postcommie” is.

            Jobbik takes good Hungarian folk and brainwashes them to think the country is being bought up by Jews, to say the least. I feel bad for these people, because they’re good people (usually). While it’s not the socialists saying “Work and don’t question our system”, Jobbik instead preaches “Hungary is only allowed to be Magyar; Christian Hungarian. There’s no room for other ethnicities or religions. They exploit the tragedies of Trianon and other events to justify their cause.

          • szebbjovot

            And what is your cause, multiculturalism and secularism?

          • Firebird

            My cause isn’t secularism. I actually like the Christian influence in the new Constitution. As you said, “Hungary is Hungarian…” so anyone who identifies as Hungarian is a citizen. They might not all be ethnic Magyars, but if they feel part of the nation, then who are we to reject them? There are Jews in Hungary whose families have been around for centuries. Should we also give the Saxon or Swabian minorities the boot?

            So now Jobbik accepts the existence of Israel after all? Earlier, they used to be against any Israeli action, even its existence. Now, I guess that if it’s the price of Jews leaving Hungary, they don’t condemn the existence of Israel as much anymore.

          • szebbjovot

            As I said before, you are a postcommie.
            Magyarország, land of the Magyars. The non Magyars can stay, if they respect Hungarian culture,Hungarian laws, Hungarian history. Jews, Gypsies do not do that.

          • Firebird

            Your attitude is exactly what got this country into this (pardon my French) shithole with the world considering it antisemitic. I’m Roman Catholic but I have a friend who’s Jewish and there’s a good chance he’s far better a Hungarian than you could ever be. If you actually love this country you would stop your gung-ho “Everyone sucks, Magyar blood is the purest and everyone who doesn’t agree with that should get out.” It never led any country forward.

            If you want to arrest a gypsy for stealing a chicken, that’s absolutely understandable. The idea is that you arrest him for stealing a chicken, not for being a gypsy. If you draw that line, then you have the legitimacy to complain. With your current attitude, however, your actions will continue to do more damage than good.

          • szebbjovot

            You are talking nonsense as always, nobody is talking about purity, not me, and certainly not Jobbik. It is a matter of national security, Jews have proven to be fifth column.

            By the way, there is no smoke without fire, anti-semitism exists for a reason, because the truth is inherently anti-semitic.

          • Firebird

            You, once again, miss the point.

    • Procastinator

      you are so stupid , you actually think jobbik , fidez and teh socialist actually come from different lineage ?

      really ?

      wow ,,,,

      • Firebird

        Well, if we’re going to use the “everyone started the same” argument, we might as well include E2014 and their friends, right?

        • Procastinator

          yes

    • http://www.facebook.com/bob.hobby.125 Bob Hobby

      Jews! murdered people by the Thousands in every Village from the Atlantic to the Pacific for a decade before anyone had even heard of Nazis.. before there were any Nazis to cry about .. there were Zionist killing and stealing ,wronging Millions of Human Beings… you need a History Lesson.

  • stanlee98

    Fuck all disgusting jewish organizations. They are the plague.

    • Ron Bockman

      ignorance is bliss

  • The Truth

    A good rule of thumb, keep Jews, Muslims and Africans out of your country if you want to live in peace.

  • J1984

    America is the world’s superpower because of it’s magnet universities. These magnet universities would be nothing without the many Jewish geniuses.

    Hungry will continue to be a white-trash nation until it understands this.

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