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Hungary's government warns Jewish community about Muslim refugees
by Christopher Adam
Officials from Hungary's Orbán government, including Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog, met with Jewish community leaders this week to discuss new efforts to improve Holocaust education in Hungarian schools and to alert Hungarian Jews to the fact that they too may be "impacted" by the continued wave of refugees, arriving primarily from war-torn Syria and Afghanistan. Based on the report compiled by the Hungarian State News Agency (MTI), ministers of the Orbán government are engaged in a classic example of fear mongering, suggesting very clearly that terrorists who would target Hungarian Jewish communities were lurking amongst the tens of thousands of Muslim refugees.
"The Interior Ministry informed the participants of the roundtable that in contrast to Western Europe, the dangers facing the Hungarian Jewish community have not increased. Nevertheless, the migration situation in which Hungary now finds itself may affect Hungary's Jewry," reads the MTI report of the Jewish Community Roundtable and remarks by made Csaba Latorcai, Deputy State Secretary for social and community issues.
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