Anti-Christian persecution will come to Europe if EU does not protect Middle East believers, says Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has called on the European Union leaders to protect Christian presence in Africa in the Middle East, warning that anti-Christian persecution will come to Europe if they fail to do so.

(REUTERS / Laszlo Balogh)Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during his state-of-the-nation address in Budapest, Hungary, February 10, 2017.

During an International Consultation on Christian Persecution conference called "Searching for Answers to a Long-Ignored Crisis," Orban said Hungary is stepping up to help persecuted Christian minorities and support projects that lead to their safe return to their homelands. He said his country will not follow the lead of EU leaders who want to establish a "mixed society" which alter Europe's cultural and ethnic identity, Breitbart relayed.

In addition, Orban warned that "the greatest danger threatening us today is the indifferent silence of the European elite who were renouncing their Christian roots, despite the fact that the fate of Middle Eastern Christians should wake Europe up to the fact that, no matter how unbelievable it may still seem, what happened there could also happen to us."

Lastly, Orban declared that Hungarians consider Europe as a Christian continent. Even though they are aware that they may not be able to maintain Christian presence in all of Europe, he said they would still want to take part in saving a portion of that community.

Last month, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto spoke exclusively to the World Tribune and highlighted the plight of persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. He accused the West of suffering from "hypocrisy and political correctness" and being afraid of voicing out the need to protect the Christian community.

Moreover, Szijjarto proudly declared Hungary's formal commitment to extend help to persecuted Christians. He described how the country supports the construction of schools for Christians in the Mideast and other humanitarian projects that will benefit the religious minority. He said the main reason for their commitment to this cause is the awareness the Christianity is the most persecuted faith worldwide, adding that they should help these people be strong in their own homelands.