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Eastern Europe Takes Hardline against New Muslim 'Invasion'

09-21-2016

On the frontline of what some call a new Muslim invasion of Europe, Eastern European leaders have taken very hardline, politically incorrect stances against the migrant influx.

And they aren't shy about stating their belief that Islam does not belong in Christian Europe.

Hungary has built a 175-kilometer razor-wire fence along its southern border, deploying 10,000 police and soldiers and is reportedly recruiting 3,000 "border-hunters" equipped with pepper spray and loaded pistols, according to journalist Gwynne Dyer.

He reports one European leader as saying, "Hungary is not far away from issuing orders to open fire on refugees."

"Those arriving have been raised in another religion, and represent a radically different culture. Most of them are not Christians, but Muslims. This is an important question, because Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity," Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wrote in an opinion piece for the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine.

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico has said that Islam has no place in his country and that Muslim migrants cannot be allowed to "change the character of our country."

He also said, "The idea of multicultural Europe has failed… The migrants cannot be integrated, it's simply impossible."

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, in an interview with The Middle East Eye, said that "an individual who arrives in Poland must demonstrate that he or she can integrate in our culture and society. Therefore, we can place greater hopes that Christian refugees have more potential to assimilate."

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn says that many Muslims wish for another conquest of Europe.

In a recent sermon, the Viennese Archbishop asked, "Is this a third Islamic attempt to conquer Europe? Many Muslims say that Europe is at the end."

Hungary's Orbán has asked Hungarians to show the same courage as their ancestors "in the war against the Ottoman armies."

After the fall of Constantinople in 1453, much of Eastern Europe's Christian population spent centuries under Muslim occupation.

Today's Eastern European leaders, most of whom grew up under communist oppression, seem determined not to allow Europe's history with Islam to repeat itself.

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