Monica Porter’s essay in The Budapest Times (“I don’t blame Viktor Orbán”, October 16-22, 2015) was highly instructive and enlightening to me. I am particularly pleased with this highly intellectual and historically edifying article about Hungary. I live in the USA and teach at a university. I publish op-ed columns on global issues in newspapers in our region.
I have visited UK, The Netherlands, and a few other countries in Europe. However, I do not have the kind of background Ms Porter has. I have published many academic essays and some books. Her writing is flawless, with a strong support from the lessons of history.
I have always supported the stance and measures of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The extreme liberal leadership of the European Union has already caused great damage to Europe and its Christian character by allowing the uncontrolled migration of Muslim young men. They do not have the civility or humility to become part of Europe. You should write more, Monica. I am an Asian-American. I want to defend the Christian character of Europe, and I strongly support the leadership and timely actions of Orbán.
I have tried to get the opinions of my former colleagues in Europe, but they do not have any enlightening words about the situation. They seem to agree with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s actions. There is something wrong here with these European minds, who do not have the ability or willingness to look at the plague of Islam which has been trying to dominate every culture. This is the fulfilment of the late Libyan leader who urged Muslims to migrate to the West to conquer it without suicide bombings.
As a Christian, I am concerned for Europe and the whole of Western civilisation.
Joe Thomas, Ph.D.
Ohio, United States