Budapest, September 27 (MTI) – It is impossible to imagine the integration of Muslims in Europe, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview to the website of the Hungarian Reformed Church.
“It is better if everyone stays under their own fig tree,” Orbán said in the interview published on Tuesday. “The best we can hope for is peaceful coexistence, but this is called a parallel society.”
Parallel societies are associated with parallel legal systems, he said, adding that Arab families live in traditional Christian law-governed states and abide by the same laws “on the surface” but in fact live “within the hidden culture and legal systems of their countries of origin”.
Orbán added that he understood if these people preferred to trust in their own faith, and they have the right to do so. But then “they shouldn’t come over here,” he said.
He said Europe’s culture and economic system was under threat from migration, and he slammed the point of view of global leaders who think people should be free to go wherever they please in order to obtain a better standard of living.
“If we don’t chain them down to an object that is hard to remove, they will soon set off to a place where they hope for a better life,” he said.