Exclusive – Hungarian Foreign Minister: ‘We Have a Special Responsibility’ to Protect Persecuted Christians

Breitbart | 062918

The Hungarian government has no qualms about tailoring its foreign financial assistance to favor persecuted Christian communities around the world, a top official from the European nation told Breitbart News this week, exclaiming, “We are a Christian country.”

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart’s Amanda House, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, declared that Hungary is focusing on primarily helping persecuted Christians over other groups, noting:

We are a Christian country and we have to emphasize that because currently, under a mainstream liberal media, if you say so you must be very brave. That’s why, very proudly, I want to say again that we are a Christian country and that’s why we have a special responsibility to protect our Christians brothers and sisters all around the world … If we don’t protect them, who will protect them? If you don’t speak in favor of them, who will speak in favor of them?

For us, protecting Christian communities is of utmost importance.

Szijjártó expressed disdain towards the Christian-majority European Union’s reluctance to focus its foreign assistance to the Middle East on primarily helping their fellow Christian adherents.

He said:

I’m pretty much frustrated with the approach in Europe whenever we come together – foreign ministers – and we negotiate about the situation in the Middle East and I raise the issue of protecting Christian communities, the others always want to speak about protecting religious minorities, but you know my thoughts [are with] the Christian communities and if it is on my [mind], I’ll say it. And this shows very well that the hypocrisy is still there, unfortunately.


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