Prime Minister Hungary to address its citizens: More children instead of becoming a Muslim country[/size] Twilight News
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(Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Urban, a member of the Fides Party, pledged to exempt women with four or more children from paying income tax in a move aimed at encouraging population growth and countering the influx of Muslim immigrants.
Urban, who has emerged as the most vocal right-wing politician against immigration in Europe, said he would prefer Hungarian families to have more children rather than allow immigrants from Muslim countries to enter the country, The Guardian reported.
In his annual State of the Nation address, Urban said, "Fewer children are being born throughout Europe, and the answer for the West is immigration."
"They want to bring in immigrants as much as the missing children, so the numbers go up, but we Hungarian people have a different way of thinking, instead of just a few, we want Hungarian children," he said.
The Hungarian Civil Union (FIDES) party won its third consecutive election victory last year (2018) with an anti-immigration program, and the Hungarian prime minister rarely makes a speech without mentioning future years as a battle for life or death for the future of Europe. He expressed the hope that after the May 2019 elections, all European institutions would be under the control of the "anti-immigration forces".
He has repeatedly claimed that the philanthropic philanthropist, the Hungarian-born American, George Soros, who is often a preferred target for radical rightists around the world, is plotting to destroy Europe by mass emigration.
"The European people are at a historic crossroads," Orban said.
He criticized the "mixed population" countries that resulted from allowing immigration.
He explained that the process is moving so fast that the countries that were Christian countries may turn into countries with a Christian minority is still alive, stressing that "there is no ticket back."
Demographic decline is a problem facing many societies in Central and Eastern Europe. Millions of people migrate from countries such as Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria in the years following their accession to the European Union, seeking higher salaries in Western Europe. This, coupled with the low birth rate, contributed to the shrinking population and sparked fears of the disappearance of communities in different areas of the region. Instead of looking at migration as a solution to labor shortages and population decline, populist governments rejected this view.
Urban built a wall along the country's southern border to keep immigrants out of the country during the refugee crisis in 2015. Official state media often links immigration, moral decay and terrorism in Western Europe.