Hungarian PM calls for closure of borders after Christians killed in Berlin at Christmas

The Christmas attack which killed Christians in Berlin last week has prompted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to call for the closure of borders to immigrants and to demand action from the European Union.

(REUTERS / Laszlo Balogh)Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a billionaire investor turned leader of the conservative Fidesz party, responded to the influx of migrants in 2015 by sealing Hungary's southern borders with a razor-wire fence and thousands of army and police. November 10, 2016.

Orban's statement comes after 12 people were killed and 48 were injured in Berlin in the run-up to Christmas last week. He now wants illegal migrants to be deported from Europe and to stop the influx of new migrants as Christians are being killed at Christmas. For the Hungarian leader, the streets of Europe will never be the same after these deaths and that the free movement of people must come to an end, the Express relays.

"It is unprecedented that in the heart of Europe, Christians were murdered at Christmas. It's clear that, in the case of migration, nothing can remain the way it was before," Orban told Hungarian Veszprem online news site. "Brussels needs to change, migrants who entered Europe illegally must be deported, the borders need to be protected and the inflow of migrants has to be eliminated."

On Oct 2, Hungarians held a referendum which revealed that 98 percent of the people want migration to be curbed. However, the voter turnout was only 44 percent, rendering the referendum not legally binding.

Still, Orban continues to be outspoken regarding the necessity of border defense. He said more and more people in the E.U. are now starting to accept the idea of building refugee camps outside the E.U., Hungary Today reports.

Aside from that, Orban said Hungary will not budge on its position on the migration quota system. According to him, his people do not want German chancellor Angela Merkel's plan of letting a crowd of economic migrants enter Europe. For him, this move would only later lead to Europe imposing the burden of accepting migrants on other states.

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