Half Japanese Local Government Candidates Clash over Migration
Péter Cseresnyés 2019.09.05.
Fidesz’s half Japanese local government candidate shared anti-immigration posts on Facebook, later opposition Democratic Coalition’s also half Japanese municipal election candidate responded by stating the politician “displayed what it is like to deny his origin and sacrifice his identity on the altar of politics.”
Simon Song, a Fidesz candidate for the municipal government in Kispest (Budapest 19th district), has posted on Facebook that people coming from foreign cultures should not be allowed into Europe, index.hu reports. As the news site states, his stance on migration is especially interesting because the politician is the child of a Hungarian mother and a Japanese father.
In one of his posts criticizing Péter Gajda, the Socialist Mayor of Kispest, Simon Song wrote:
“Someone who would give his energy to and cooperate with forces who have spent their every minute to flood Europe with (often violent) immigrants coming from foreign cultures, is not someone worthy of representing the district.”
Another time, he shared the „Patriot Europe Movement’s” Facebook post, with a picture of two Arab-looking young men walking under police barricade tape while Notre-Dame is burning in the background.
Reacting to the image Song wrote, “This picture speaks for itself. While Christian Europe is following the events in shock, these two Middle Easterners are having fun.”
Jun Miyazaki, a Japanese-Hungarian DK candidate for municipal elections in Budapest 6th district, responded to Simon Song’s anti-immigration stance in a statement. “Simon Song, a local election Fidesz candidate in Kispest, displayed what it is like to deny his origin and sacrifice his identity on the altar of politics,” writes Miyazaki.
According to the Democratic Coalition, Song should not be surprised if the anti-immigrant hatred – that he is also fueling in the municipal campaign – reaches him.
“There is no need for people who want to distribute ‘Hungarian certificates’, deciding themselves who and how much of a Hungarian somebody is, “the politician writes, adding:
“…he should be proud of being a Japanese-born Hungarian and should do his best to make Hungary proud.”