Following Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s statement that Hungary cannot hold sympathy demonstrations alongside terrorist organizations, police banned another pro-Palestinian demonstration, reported Magyar Nemzet. However, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU, Társaság a Szabadságjogokért) has appealed to the court because, according to HCLU’s Szabolcs Hegyi, “in the tense global political situation, there may be security risks involved in such a demonstration, but this is not in itself a reason to ban it”.
The HCLU, is sponsored by radical left-wing supporters, such as George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, the Sigrid Rausing Trust, that has been at the forefront of anti-government initiatives in Hungary for years, the American Bar Association, of the Hungarian MagNet Bank, known for its support for LGBTQ and civil liberties causes.
Magyar Nemzet asked national security expert László Földi, who, as the former Director of Operations of the Information Office, has extensive experience and knowledge of the risks of such events, to comment on the matter. “HCLU is free to go to court, which will decide who is right”, the expert said. However, he added,
it is typical that the NGO and the global power behind it now have an interest in supporting the Palestinians to this extent”.
For one thing, they have not supported such events up until the minute the Israeli conflict broke out, thus they have been inconsistent in their support for the Palestinians. On the other hand, it is probably not the most important thing in the world, and certainly not in Hungary, to try to use street demonstrations to deal with an issue that could be resolved much more easily by the very forces that are behind such NGOs, and which have a clear interest in disruption. This is about nothing other than the need to stir up society in Hungary too, and to pit people against each other, if possible, according to their values and feelings, Földi stressed.
The expert said that these organizations also pose a threat to national security in the sense that their activities are aimed at internal agitation, at questioning the normality of society and, through this, questioning and reducing people’s sense of security.
Another expert, constitutional lawyer Zoltán Lomnici Jr. recalled that the police have so far rejected seven applications for such demonstrations. He added that the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1966, also clearly prohibits war propaganda and the promotion of national, racial or religious hatred, and allows restrictions on freedom of assembly when necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security or public safety, public order, public health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.
At the same time, he pointed out, Hamas terrorists, led by militant groups, have invaded the State of Israel, deliberately killing hundreds of civilians and taking dozens of hostages, women, children, the elderly and the disabled. These acts constitute serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, as well as war crimes and crimes against humanity. Thousands of people have already died as a result of the inhumane acts committed by Hamas terrorists.
The pro-Palestinian demonstrations are therefore totally unacceptable, both morally and ethically, and are unacceptable in a Europe based on Judeo-Christian culture, and are against Christian culture,
which is now an offense against the Hungarian fundamental law. The police acted in accordance with the relevant article of the Basic Law, according to which the protection of Hungary’s constitutional identity and Christian culture is the duty of all organs of the state, pointed out Zoltán Lomnici Jr.
Via Magyar Nemzet; Featured Image: Pixabay