Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is bold enough to “state the obvious” about the Islamisation of the continent, which the European Union is afraid to do, Hungarian-born US political analyst George Friedman (pictured) has told conservative online newspaper mandiner.hu. The United States is not willing to finance the security of a bigger and richer Europe and will not start military action against Syria because this does not serve its interests, Friedman said. From an “existential” point of view the crisis in the Middle East is more important for Europe, he said. Orbán had been willing to say out loud against a fragmented EU what was obvious, although Europe’s Islamisation was apparent from the Paris and Brussels attacks, too. Unlike the US government, the “normal American” knows that “not every Muslim is a terrorist but almost every terrorist is a Muslim”, Friedman said. Orbán’s reaction to shut out everyone is understandable because the fundamentalists cannot be separated from the other Muslims, he insisted. While Hungary’s relations with the US government were bad, its ties with America were great. But because the EU was falling apart, the United States would give more value to bilateral relations. “Such valued relations already exist with Poland and Romania and it would be good to see this with Hungary, too,” Friedman said, adding that the US however puts a price tag on good relations. Hungary must pay for the establishment of military bases and buy F-16 fighter jets. The US would not guarantee the safety of Europe and the EU was not able to solve the problem. But nation states such as Poland or Hungary can and Orbán knows this, he added.