In an old, but newly-emerged video, György Szilágyi, the vice-president of Jobbik, defends the white nationalist terrorist gang, Aryan Army.
The American news site, The Jewish Voice, reported that György Szilágyi gave a long speech defending the notorious US neo nazi gang, the “Aryan Army.” According to a video uploaded to the news site, the young György Szilágyi can be heard explaining that the extremist criminal group sporting swastika tattoos, the Aryan Army was never a Nazi symbol, that they are actually “a grouping of whites in prison and it’s equally for blacks, and is actually an “advocacy group.”
Martin Kertesz’s article does not say when the video was taken, but Szilágyi looks so young that the video could be 15-20 years old.
Back then, Szilágyi argued that the term ‘white power’, which was one of the gang’s mottos, is on the crests of 80 percent of American basketball teams, as is black power on black basketball teams, which according to the politician proves that the Aryan Army’s views are perfectly fine.
György Szilágyi is currently the vice-president and spokesman of Jobbik, having joined the party in 2008. The party, which considers itself a center-right party today, used to define itself as a radically patriotic Christian party.
The portal also published an old picture of the current Jobbik vice-president at a match of Hungarian football club FTC with several of his fellow football fans raising their hands in a gesture that is highly reminiscent of a Nazi salute.
Photo via thejewishvoice.com
Pro-Fidesz daily Magyar Nemzet tried to ask Szilágyi about the video at one of the opposition’s campaign events on Sunday and whether he would give up his position on the opposition’s election list after the surfaced footage, but the Jobbik politician left in a hurry after the forum.
He is 69th on the list of the opposition alliance, which makes him unlikely to become a Member of Parliament in the next term from the party alliance’s list. However, György Szilágyi is running as an individual candidate so he still has a chance.
Szilágyi is not the only leading Jobbik politician recently hit by a racist scandal from his past. Recently, a short clip of another vice-president of Jobbik, Dániel Z. Kárpát, emerged in which he can allegedly be seen doing a quick Nazi salute after which he starts laughing.
Featured photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI