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Europe Is Currently Seeing A Muslim Conquest, Hungarian Charismatic Church Leader Claims

By Ferenc Sullivan // 2016.09.01.

The “alliance” between “left-liberal” globalists and expansionist Islamic radicalism is dangerous to Europe and Christian culture because  both share the common goal of bringing down state borders, and eliminating national identity and sovereignty, the leader of Hungary’s largest charismatic church has claimed in an interview.

Speaking to the news website, Sándor Németh, founder and head of the Faith Church, the country’s fourth-largest religious organisation, argues that only “superficial people” believe that Judeo-Christian and Islamic religious systems can be integrated because of the “vast contrast” between the two cultures. “The Bible defines the fundamental problem of the universe completely differently – in sin, the solution of which is sacrifice. In the Old Testament, this is included in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and in the New Testament, it is embodied in the work of Jesus Christ as Saviour”, he said.

He said in the interview that while being aware that the overwhelming majority of refugees are victims, “we are currently talking about the conquest of Europe” and the “islands of the modern-day caliphate”, referred to as no-go zones in the West, have already come into existence in Western Europe.

Concerning the future of Christianity, he said that the religion is in its “most critical situation” in Europe, while Africa and the Americas are seeing “strong movements of religious renewal” and it has even broken through the barrier in several Asian countries where Christianity had no chance of centuries. “A dynamic Christianity is needed”, he said.

Asked to comment on the presidential election in the United States, he claimed that Americans “have to choose between two cretins” but said he expects both Neo-Protestants and Catholics to vote for Donald Trump and black Evangelicals for Hillary Clinton.

Established by 66-year-old Mr. Németh and others as a small prayer group in the late Seventies, the Faith Church was persecuted under Communism, but in the time since the transition to democracy has become a major religious group, with congregations across the country. It also has media presence, most notably through the ownership of the current affairs television channel ATV.

Originally closely linked to the now-defunct liberal SZDSZ party and strongly opposed to the Catholic Church, controversial Mr. Németh’s group is reported to have significantly improved relations with both other denominations and the country’s conservative government especially since 2010 and the subsequent outbreak of the migrant crisis.