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

Submitted by Reynald de Chatillon (United States), Aug 18, 2018 at 02:05

The Western mainstream media try to portray Orban and his government as far right. Your article certainly sets things straight. You make a very good point about Hungarians being occupied by the Ottoman Turks for 150 years, this being a significant factor in Hungarian attitudes to Muslim immigration. The Battle of Mohacs in 1526, and the Ottoman occupation which followed, is regarded as a very traumatic event in Hungary to this day. Western Europeans have not experienced anything like this (with the exception of Spain and Portugal).


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Daniel Pipes replies:

It's notable how much more nostalgic Spaniards are about Muslim rule than are Hungarians.

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