Orban: The East has come to the West

The migration crisis in Europe has widened into a civilisational crisis, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in his speech at the inauguration of the Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies in Piliscsaba, near Budapest, on Tuesday.

At the inauguration of the institute dedicated to the research of Islam and to boosting political and economic ties between Hungary and Islamic countries, Orban said, “Islamic culture has conquered new territories” and “the number of Muslims settling in isolated blocks in western European cities is steadily growing.”

“The East has come to the West,” Orban said, adding that researchers should now study “what happens in the West as well as in the East”. Hence, oriental studies have a strategic reach, he said.

Europe is under the “political illusion” that people arriving from Islamic countries will not transfer to Europe the “laws, customs and conflicts that have been present in that culture for centuries,” Orban said.

Source and photo: MTI

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