Sweden’s far-right Jewish lawmaker Kent Ekeroth moves to Hungary

Viktor Orbán’s policies have made Budapest a magnet for Europe’s far-right politicians. France’s Marine Le Pen recently declared, “I respect Orbán because he had the strength to face the EU that threatened and blackmailed him.” David Duke, an American neo-Nazi thundered: “Viva Hungary! Viva Orbán!” Duke appreciates Orbán’s resistance “to Soros & international Zionist efforts to destroy Europe!” Anti-globalist Steve Bannon, President Trump’s fired advisor and self-described proud “racist,” said of Orbán on his recent European tour, “He is a real patriot and a real hero.”

Kent Ekeroth is a Swedish MP with Jewish ancestry who was elected to the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) as part of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats Party. After he was recently removed from their list for the 2018 general election, he told newspaper Svenska Dagbladet that Sweden should learn from the policies of Hungary, where he is planning to emigrate later this year.

“To start with they have no immigration,” said Ekeroth. “That’s the most important thing. And they value their own culture highly and the grounds on which European civilization rests.” He will move once his term as a Riksdag MP ends this summer.

Ekeroth is 36 years old and has a twin brother, Ted, who already purchased an apartment in Budapest. In 2012 Ekeroth and two other MPs of his party armed themselves with iron bars after fighting a drunken man. His comrade and friend, former Sweden Democrat Erik Almqvist, who was also involved in this “iron pipe incident” is already living in Budapest.

The Ekeroth twins. Kent is on the right.

Ekeroth’s mother, Janina Kazarina arrived to Sweden as a Jewish refugee. She was born in Kazakhstan in the Soviet Union, in 1947. Later she moved to Poland. After the 1968 expulsion of Jews she was accepted by Sweden as a refugee. In 2008 she received a 10-month prison sentence for tax evasion.

As it turns out, Ekeroth’s move to Hungary has another reason. He will no longer have access to government-paid personal security once his term ends and he fears for his life in Sweden. He has said “I’m going to be there (in Budapest) at least a while, until the situation has calmed down a bit in Sweden.”

György Lázár

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