A senior Hungarian official compared far-left billionaire George Soros to Nazi leader Adolph Hitler, the AP reported.
In an opinion piece published Saturday, Hungary’s Culture Commissioner Szilard Demeter called Soros “the liberal Führer” and accused the globalist financier of treating Europe like a big “gas chamber.”
“Poison gas flows from the capsule of a multicultural open society, which is deadly to the European way of life,” wrote Demeter, a ministerial commissioner, and director of the Petofi Literary Museum in Budapest.
The official later retracted his statement, considering that it could offend the Jewish community in Hungary.
Demeter’s article, later unpublished from the Origo portal, was written as a reprimand for Brussels’ growing animosity towards Poland and Hungary, for not accepting their immigration policies.
Demeter described the Hungarians and Poles as the “new Jews” of Europe.
Both countries have expressed their opposition to the E.U. budget because they consider it masks impositions to increase migratory flows. Their position could lead to the U.N. withholding aid funds for COVID-19 relief that Brussels distributes for allegedly not respecting the rule of law.
The accusation of the E.U. bureaucrats has been described as a witch-hunt directed at the Warsaw and Budapest governments for being conservative.
In the opinion of the Polish Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro, the draft E.U. budget contained provisions that would have reduced the countries to a “political and institutionalized enslavement.”
In this framework, the Hungarian government has vehemently opposed Soros and his defense of liberal causes, including the controversial open-door immigration policy of the E.U., which has led to an immigration crisis in the old continent.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has openly denounced Soros for years. His government passed legislation that pushed a university and a charity financed by the billionaire out of Hungary.
“George Soros is one of the most corrupt people in the world; he has plenty of politicians in his pocket who now want to blackmail Hungary and Poland for access to E.U. funds,” Orbán recently said.
Hungary’s Secretary of State for Communication and International Relations, Zoltán Kovács, pointed out that this modus operandi of George Soros and the European Union exposes how the controversial speculator is handled.
“If you ever wanted to know how the Soros plan works, here it is,” Kovács said on Twitter on November 19.
If you ever wanted to know how the Soros plan works, here it is: @georgesoros suggested fiscal penalties against those who do not accept migrants back in 2015. Today we see financial blackmailing & political retribution operationalized by EU institutions.@EU_Commission https://t.co/aiF2BKG51d
— Zoltan Kovacs (@zoltanspox) November 19, 2020
“[George Soros] suggested fiscal penalties against those who did not accept migrants back in 2015. Today we see financial blackmailing & political retribution operationalized by E.U. institutions,” he added.