Orban suspects "leftist conspiracy" behind migrant crisis
Viktor Orban says "the tide of migrants from the Middle East and Africa may be part of a left-wing plot to pack Europe with sympathetic voters."Source: Tanjug
"I am not brave enough to speak about this in public with certainty, but you cannot get around imagining that some kind of master plan is behind this," the Hungarian prime minister told the Swiss magazine Die Weltwoche, Reuters reported.
The agency noted that "Orban's anti-immigrant rhetoric and the border fences he has erected to block the wave of people fleeing war and poverty have made him a winner at home from a crisis that has divided Europe."
According to Reuters, he "cited essays by the European left and radical American democrats that envision the emergence of a European super state to the detriment of traditional nation-states."
"Migration is seen as an opportunity. All indications and experience suggest that the overwhelming majority of these migrants will vote for the left once they become citizens, so future leftist voters are being imported to Europe," Orban said.
Asked why "conservatives such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel had offered a welcome to migrants," he said:
"Many of us are racking our brains about this. Germany is the key. If the Germans tomorrow morning said 'We are full, that's it', the flood would stop immediately," he said, when asked "why conservatives such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel had offered a welcome to migrants," and added he "suspected Merkel's hands were tied by her coalition with the center-left Social Democrats."
"European Union countries are deeply split over how to respond to the sudden and massive influx," Reuters said in its report.