EP resolution ‘vindicating’ convicted migrant unacceptable, says Hungarian foreign minister
Institutions of the European Union and international organisations should condemn the European Parliament for a recent resolution in which the body “vindicated” a migrant who had been convicted in Hungary for throwing stones at police and “leading an attack using a loudspeaker” at Röszke border station in 2015, the Hungarian foreign minister told a press conference on Wednesday.
Péter Szijjártó said he had instructed Hungary’s diplomats to approach the United Nations, the Council of Europe, OSCE and NATO and convince them that they should “clearly declare unacceptable a European institution’s vindicating a terrorist for political reasons”.
Szijjártó said that recent terrorist attacks had “made it clear that the perpetrators’ aim is not only to kill people but to wipe out the whole of Christianity” and insisted that “we cannot let that happen”. Referring to the background of the perpetrators, Szijjártó asked “if those who have been living here for years or decades could not integrate, how could we integrate the 1-1.5 million people who have recently arrived?”