1/08 Hungary’s Orban tells Germany: ‘You wanted the migrants, we didn’t’

Edited by walterp on . Posted in News In Brief

In an interview with the German daily Bild, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended his country’s refusal of an EU-wide refugee resettlement quota, saying that he believed refugees are “Muslim invaders.” In the interview, he said Syrian refugees were not fleeing their home country — where a multi-sided war has been raging for almost seven years — out of fear for their lives. Instead, he said the decision of thousands of migrants to journey to richer western European countries like Germany while passing through less wealthy “but stable” countries like Hungary was proof that they could not be classed as refugees, but rather “economic migrants in search of a better life.”

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