Budapest, July 26 (MTI) – Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has expressed his condolences to the family of the elderly priest who was killed in a French church on Tuesday by assailants linked to the Islamic State terrorist group.
In a statement, Szijjártó said the ministry was shocked to hear the news of “another barbaric attack” in France after the four attacks carried out in Germany last week.
“The terrorists have crossed another line” with the killing of the French priest, Szijjártó said. The attack has made it clear that the terrorists not only want to murder Europeans but they also want to destroy European culture, religion and civilization, he said.
“Europe is in the twenty-forth hour,” Szijjártó said. Every responsible politician must ask themselves if they want to live with fear and terrorism, he added.
Terrorism can only be prevented by stopping illegal migration, which is why Hungary protects both its own and the European Union’s external borders, the minister insisted.