Post Tagged with: "Far-Right"

György Budaházy receives a standing ovation in the Budapest Capital Regional Court on Tuesday from Jobbik supporters, right before his sentencing. Photo: Balázs Mohai / MTI.

Hungarian extremist sentenced to 13 years in prison for terrorism

A far-right extremist, whose group sadistically assaulted and nearly killed a media personality, bombed gay clubs in Budapest and attacked the homes of Socialist and liberal politicians using Molotov cocktails, received a 13-year prison sentence on Tuesday in the Budapest Capital Regional Court. Between 2007 and 2009, György Budaházy led a group of far-right terrorists, called the “Arrows of Hungarians” […]

by · August 30, 2016 · Politics
Old friends: Gábor Vona, leader of the neo-Nazi Jobbik party, lectures Orbán on democracy.

Viktor Orbán and his responsibility for rising antisemitism in Hungary

Quite a political storm is brewing in Hungary, after Ronald S. Lauder of the World Jewish Congress named Hungary Europe’s most anti-Semitic country. Specifically, Mr. Lauder said the following: “The worst offender is Hungary. Because they now have a neo-Nazi party called Jobbik. They had started to put up statues of Admiral Horthy, who was a Nazi.” András Heisler, President of the […]

by · July 19, 2016 · Antisemitism
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Trump, Csurka, Orbán and David Duke

US politics has taken a wild turn with the almost-certain nomination of Donald Trump as presidential candidate of the Republican Party. Few US politicians have endorsed Mr. Trump so far, but he gotten one excited fan, David Duke the far right activist and former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) Grand Wizard. Mr. Duke enthusiastically endorsed Mr. Trump and sees him as […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Politics
Members of Pax Hungarica dress in military fatigues and participate in paramilitary training. This photo, with the faces of members blurred by the Nazi organization, depicts members participating in a Fall 2015 retreat. The photo first appeared on the openly Nazi Kitartás website.

Balázs László and Nazism–How a young Hungarian conservative leader is unapologetic about his connection to extremism

On Tuesday, HFP published a story on the president of the nascent Alliance of Conservative Students (Konzervatív Hallgatók Szövetsége – KHSZ), who happens to also be actively involved in the Nazi Pax Hungarica movement. This is an extremist group, previously called Blood and Honour, which bars all homosexuals, Jews, Roma and non-Caucasians from membership. As the controversy surrounding Balázs László’s […]

by · April 6, 2016 · Politics
Balázs László (left) during the Pax Hungarica event.

Balázs László and where Hungarian Nazis and conservatives meet

Balázs László is currently studying political science at Hungary’s Péter Pázmány Catholic University and he is also the president of the fledgling Alliance of Conservative Students (Konzervatív Hallgatók Szövetsége – KHSZ). The new organization and its leader have been given a surprising amount of national media attention in Hungary, despite having only organized two poorly attended lectures and having a […]

by · April 5, 2016 · Politics
István Beke and Zoltán Szőcs, replacing a street sign with one bearing the name of World War II convicted war criminal, Albert Wass.

Were Hungarian extremists planning a terrorist attack in Romania?

At the end of 2015, Romanian authorities arrested two Hungarian far-right activists associated with the nationalist and irredentist Sixty-Four Counties Youth Movement (HVIM), accusing them of planning bombings for Romania’s national holiday on December 1st, 2015. Also known as Great Union Day (Ziua Marii Uniri), Romanians recall the day in 1918, when the lands of Transylvania came under Romania’s control, following […]

by · January 2, 2016 · East
Storm over the Hortobágy National Park. Photo: Hungary Guide.

Proemcards from Hungary (Part 2)

Proemcards by Montreal author Endre Farkas – a combination of prose, poetry and reflections on a journey to Hungary after having fled decades ago – continues from Part 1. 4. Back at the Thermal and Wellness Hotel, I took to the Baths. The Baths were another turn-of-the-century luxury, a cure, a social activity for the wealthy. It also became a […]

by · December 6, 2015 · Culture
Streetcars in Debrecen. Illustration: György Ozsváth.

ProemCards from Hungary (Part 1)

The following pieces are based on my 2010 visit to Hungary and a journal that I kept while there. They are in a form I call “proemcards.” Proemcards are a hybrid creation of mine composed of prose and poems, thoughts, observations, impressions and experiences I had during my stay. This is the first part in a series to appear in […]

by · December 5, 2015 · Culture
Sándor Szakály, the director of the Orbán government's Veritas Institute.

Hungarian government historian to give racist talk in Toronto

Hungary’s Orbán government is organizing a talk in Toronto for the local Hungarian community, in which Sándor Szakály, a historian closely tied to the far-right, but currently tasked with leading the state-funded Veritas Institute, will give a talk entitled: “Dutiful irresponsibility: How long will Europe be able to withstand, and for how long will there still be a Europe?” The […]

by · November 26, 2015 · Politics
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Letter to the editor: In defence of Sándor Szakály

One of our readers in the United States was angered by an article we ran about far-right historian Sándor Szakály’s visit to Cleveland and his revisionist views on the Holocaust. The reader’s letter is published below, along with a brief response from HFP contributor György Lázár.  Dear Mr. Lázár, I have no idea who you are but I can guess […]

by · November 24, 2015 · Politics