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Shock as Hungary PM says Muslim migrants are ‘poison’ and EVERY refugee a ‘safety & terror risk’

HUNGARY’S hardline leader has sparked controversy after describing migrants as a “poison” and a “terror risk” and saying they are not welcome in his country.


Prime minister Viktor Orban said the central European state “does not need a single migrant” to help its economy grow, branding all refugees “a public security risk”.

But his comments were immediately denounced by human rights campaigners, who described them as “disgusting, poisonous and xenophobic”.

Hardline Mr Orban has overseen a huge crackdown on migration in Hungary, including the construction of a vast border fence to prevent people from travelling northwards from Greece.

He has frequently clashed with EU leaders over his no-nonsense approach and is currently taking Brussels to court over its attempt to impose vast fines on the Hungarian government over its refusal to accept migrant quotas.

The outspoken premier has positioned himself as a defender of “Christian Europe” throughout the migrant crisis, warning that the vast numbers of asylum seekers arriving from the Middle East are threatening European culture.

But his remarks today, made during a joint press conference with his Austrian counterpart, represent his most divisive rhetoric yet on the issue of mass migration.

The two countries have consistently been the most anti-immigrant of all the EU nations, and Austria is embroiled in its own battle with Brussels over a controversial daily cap it has placed on the number of asylum applications it will process.

In a fiery speech Mr Orban made it clear that migrants were not welcome in his country, warning other European nations not to “force” mass immigration on his people.

He said: “Hungary does not need a single migrant for the economy to work, or the population to sustain itself, or for the


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