Foreign minister Peter Szijjarto – Photo: MTI

Szijjarto: Europe under ‘terror of ideology’

Europe is now under a "terror of ideology" in which people rejecting "the liberal mainstream's" ideas and insisting on traditional values will "immediately find themselves under unbelievable pressure", Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday.

“Liberal mainstream” politicians and their media have “started recklessly spreading lies concerning a law aimed at protecting Hungarian children”, Szijjarto said, adding that “not a single word of theirs is true”. He also added that “we won’t back off and we’ll protect our children”.

Thirteen European Union member states in a joint statement condemned Hungary’s recent anti-paedophilia law as one violating the right to free expression and as “an example of harsh discrimination” based on sexual orientation.

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