This Hungarian town just banned Mosques and supporting same-sex marriage
The mayor of a Hungarian village has banned openly supporting same-sex marriage, as well as building mosques and wearing headscarves.
Laszlo Toroczkai, the mayor of southern Hungarian border village Asotthalom, posted on Facebook about the proposals which were adopted by his council on Wednesday.
He wrote: “Instead of looking for a scapegoat, I offer an immediate solution, a defense against the forced mass resettlement [of migrants] by Brussels.”
Other than two abstentions, all of the board voted in favour of the proposed new rules.
“Today the Asotthalom village council adopted my proposal – which is an action package – to defend our community and traditions from any plan for the outside resettlement [of migrants]. All that needs to be done is for the rest of Hungary’s municipalities to adopt our preventative action package, and with that we will have defended our homeland.”
The measures put in place by Toroczkai ban the construction of mosques, or other places of worship excluding the Catholic Church.
The village also banned the call to prayer, all face coverings including the hijab, niqab and burqa, and the burkini.
Mayor Toroczkai said the plans protect the village from “extreme liberalism” from the West.
He is from the Jobbik party, which claims to protect “Hungarian values and interests,” but which has in the past been accused of racism, homophobia and anti-Semitism.
“I want to be an example to other pioneering local authorities on how to protect themselves from external resettlement or any other subversive intentions,” he said.