Jobbik deeply condemns repeated anti-Christian attacks in Egypt

Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary is shocked by the news of the anti-Christian attacks committed by the “Islamic State” on Palm Sunday and claiming numerous lives, and we also express our condolences to the relatives of the victims, the Coptic Christian community as well as the entire nation of Egypt.

Terrorism aims to intimidate people by undermining the structure of their daily lives and disintegrating their communities. That is why we stand up firmly against and condemn all forms of terrorism, and we consider it important for the world’s nations, governments and the entire international community to take assertive action against the terrorists.

Unfortunately, we have seen rising anti-Christian sentiments in Egypt and the entire Middle East, as well as a steep incline in the number of atrocities against the most ancient Christian communities while these communities disappear.

We must emphasize that the Christians living in the Middle East are the carriers of such historical and spiritual legacy that is invaluable for universal Christianity and the whole world alike. In these hard times, we Christians, along with all peace-loving nations and people, must sympathize with and support these communities going through critical times.

Jobbik asks the Egyptian government and the people of Egypt to oppose the terrorists who affront all religions, and calls upon Europe's governments, including that of Hungary to do what is in their power in order to guarantee the safety of Christians in the Middle East as well as to protect their communities.

We hope that the terrorists committing the attack on Sunday are not supported by the Egyptian society and that the Coptic Christian community may practice their faith freely and in peace in the future.

 

Márton Gyöngyösi, deputy leader of Jobbik's Parliamentary Group