In Hungary’s Érpatak the mayor has hanged the effigies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and of former President Shimon Peres. He says he protested the „Freemason terrorstate’s genocide” in Gaza.
Érpatak is a small village in Eastern-Hungary with a population of 1800 and its scandalous Jobbik-affiliated mayor, Mihály Zoltán Orosz, who is known for evoking the World War II hungarist era in his village, which he rules since 2009. He became (in)famous for his public security model, which he thinks could be exemplary for whole Hungary. As Atlatszo.hu notes he caught media attention many times by inviting far-right militarist groups to official events, but his ‘work’ is still out of governmental institutions focus. The mayor has became a celebrity in the right-wing media, his practices appear as a „role model” for Hungarian villages suffering from deep poverty and serious criminality. In the mean time, official website of Érpatak became a propaganda site of Orosz’s public safety model and his far-right ideas. Orosz has been also organizing commemoration events for the breakout of Hungarian and Nazi-German soldiers from the Buda Castle in 1944. The venue of this event was the primary school of Érpatak where he invited militarist neonazi-sponsored group Hungarian National Frontline to praise Hungarian war-criminal Ferenc Szalasi, leader of the National Socialist Arrow Cross Party.
Now this Mihály Zoltán Orosz held a festive „public exectuion” hanging amid general applause the effigies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and of former President Shimon Peres. The infamous mayor believes that Israel prepares „the coming of Antichrist”. He also accused Israel with „brutal genocide” in the Gaza Strip, saying „its the same Holocaust, what the media lectures us on daily basis.” My impression is that his reference is an implied Holocaust denial, for the Hungarian far right refer to the Shoa as the „so-called Holocaust”.
Mihály Zoltán Orosz says he protested the Freemason terrorstate’s (popular reference to Israel in Hungarian far-right scene) genocide in the Gaza Strip.
Fact: neither he nor any other Hungarian far-right politician – who consider themselves Christians – have ever protested against the ongoing slaugther of Christians in Iraq or Syria. At the same time they support Hamas, Iran and the Palestinians on daily basis.
Update: the Hungarian Foreign Ministry condemned the performance of Orosz Mihály Zoltán. “We were shocked by the performance of Érpatak’s mayor. Arbitrary or symbolic judgment over other state’s leaders are incompatible with European standards and the rule of law as well. The mayor uses the Gaza war and its innocent victims as an excuse to spread his hate propaganda” – says the Hungarian Foreign Ministry in its brief statement.