Hungarian PM Viktor Orban warns of the 'de-Christianization' of Europe

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban listens during a news conference in Budapest, Hungary, July 19, 2017. | Reuters/Bernadett Szabo

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has warned that there is an effort to "de-Christianize" Europe and transform it into a "mixed, Islamicized" society.

During a speech in Romania in July, Orban spoke of a deliberate plan to "de-Christianize" Europe and said that the continent is currently being prepared to surrender its heritage and identity.

"We are observing the conscious, step-by-step implementation of this policy. In order for this to happen, for the territory to be ready to be handed over, it is necessary to continue the de-Christianisation of Europe — and we can see these attempts," Orban said, according to Church Militant.

"Priority must be given to group identities rather than national identities, and political governance must be replaced with the rule of bureaucracy. This is the aim of Brussels' continuous and stealthy withdrawal of powers from the nation states. This is the situation in Europe today," he continued.

The Prime Minister said that the effort is the product of a collusion between the EU political elite and Hungarian-American financier George Soros.

The Hungarian government has accused Soros of using his vast wealth to fund pro-mass migration organizations.

The "Soros plan," Orban said, is aimed at bringing migrants into the EU from the Muslim world by the hundreds of thousands annually, and distributed them "among the countries of Europe as part of a mandatory and permanent mechanism."

During his speech, Orban contended that the culture of migrants "contrasts dramatically" with European culture. He called on Europeans to resist the "de-Christianization" and fight to recover their sovereignty.

According to Breitbart, Orban delivered the speech at the 28th Bálványos Open University camp on July 22, just days after his administration announced the total requests submitted for Hungarian citizenships had hit one million. The Prime Minister said he would continue to oppose migrants who seek to change the country's cultural identity.

Orban, who is said to be a runaway favorite to win a third straight term in an election in April 2018, stated that Hungary has spent about 260 billion forints ($1 billion) in recent years to deal with waves of migrants, but the EU had not offered compensation.

The 54-year-old prime minister contended that Hungary was also contributing to the success of the EU by providing German and other EU firms with cheap labor for their factories that have set up across the east European nation.

In his speech, he also offered to support Poland, which has received significant threats of punishment from the EU after it passed a series of significant reforms to its judiciary.

Orban accused the EU of launching an "inquisitional campaign" against Poland to stamp out dissent against the European project. He vowed that Hungary would come to Poland's defense and "use all legal options in the European Union to show solidarity with the Poles."