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Reader comment on item: Hungary: Not "Submitting to Islam"

Submitted by The Hun (United States), Aug 15, 2018 at 06:38

You wrote:

For four years, 2013-17, the Fidesz government offered "Settlement Bonds"for sale for about €350,000 ($400,000), in return for which anyone, including many Muslims, received Hungarian passports.

This is not true. The bonds gave the right of residency but no passport. To be able to get Hungarian citizenship and passport one has to reside in the country continuously for 8 years and pass a citizenship test which includes knowledge of the Hungarian language, history and literature. The test is very hard, I think most Hungarians over 50 who were born in in the country and have been living there continuously would fail it. Under certain conditions the citizenship requirements are easier, but not for people with the settlement bonds.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

I have seen plenty of references to citizenship. Here is one example: https://www.artoncapital.com/global-citizen-programs/hungary/

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