Orban Claims White Christians Are Being Replaced in Europe

German politician Manfered Weber is the “Beelzebub” behind this population replacement, the Hungarian prime minister claimed

Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary, has declared that a “militant” group of pro-migration politicians is responsible for the “replacement” of white European Christians with Muslim immigrants. 

“In Europe there is an exchange of populations, the number of white, Christian, traditional –  let’s say European – people is decreasing, the number of migrants being imported and the number of people belonging to the Muslim community born here is radically increasing,” Orban told Kossuth Radio on Friday.

Orban continued by saying that Manfred Weber, a German politician and leader of the centrist European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, is the “beelzebub” responsible for this alleged scheme, and that Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, is Weber’s “little servant girl” responsible for its implementation.

Following last month’s elections, the EPP remained the largest faction in the European Parliament. However, the Greens have seen a decline in support, while right-wing parties have seen a surge, leaving the EPP with fewer allies to pass legislation.

After speaking to Kossuth Radio, Orban flew to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz ahead of Hungary assuming the EU Council’s rotating presidency next month. The Hungarian PM claimed that Germany has suffered greatly as a result of immigration, and “no longer looks like it did ten years ago.”

“This Germany is no longer the Germany that our parents and grandparents held up to us as an example,” he said, adding that the country is now a “colorful, changed multicultural world” in which migrants are “no longer guests.”

Hungary’s stance on immigration has placed the country at odds with Brussels in recent years. Earlier this month, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ordered Budapest to pay €200 million ($216 million) for failing to comply with EU asylum law, and imposed a fine of €1 million per day until Hungary fully implements the legislation. According to the court, Budapest has limited migrants’ access to asylum procedures since 2020, making the process of filing applications “virtually impossible.”

“It seems that illegal migrants are more important to the Brussels bureaucrats than their own European citizens,” Orban responded, vowing to “figure out a way, so [the ruling] hurts Brussels more than it hurts us.”

Orban was criticized in the German media for his comments on Friday, with Munich’s Merkur newspaper accusing him of spreading “conspiracy myths” about immigration.

The idea of a so-called ‘Great Replacement’ is often dismissed by liberals as a racist conspiracy theory. However, the population share of white Europeans has been decreasing across the continent since the mid-20th Century, and European leaders sometimes admit that they intend to use non-European immigration to replace the aging native workforce.

Speaking in Athens earlier this year, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson stated that “legal migration should grow by more or less 1 million per year” to achieve this goal.