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Conflicting takes on Islamism

Monday, May 6th, 2019

A Muslim imam writing in the leading left-wing liberal weekly likens the Hungarian government to the Taliban. Columnists of a pro-government weekly fear the outbreak of a ‘religious World War’, and see Christianity in jeopardy. READ MORE

Weeklies on the Christchurch and Utrecht massacres

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Left-wing and liberal weeklies draw a parallel between the Christchurch terrorist outrage and Hungarian government ideology. A pro-government commentator thinks that the Utrecht and Christchurch killing sprees are the result of the clash of Christian and Muslim civilizations. READ MORE

Repercussions of the Christchurch massacre

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

A conservative blogger interprets the Christchurch spree as an anti-traditionalist attack on traditional values. A pro-government pundit wonders if the massacre could be a secret service plot. An alt-left commentator calls on the government to distance itself from the terrorist’s ideology. READ MORE

Ruminations on Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

A left-wing commentator blames the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre on right-wing politicians and media. A conservative pundit thinks that the US has lost its claim to being the exception. READ MORE

Minister Lázár says migrants make Vienna suburb dirty, poor and unsafe

Friday, March 9th, 2018

A pro-government columnist agrees with János Lázár that life in Vienna is changing under the impact of Muslim immigration. A left-wing commentator finds Mr Lázár’s suggestions cynical and ridiculous. READ MORE

A right-wing take on Hungarian-Israeli ties

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

On the day after Hungary abstained from the UN General Assembly vote on the resolution condemning the recognition by the US of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a pro-government author points out that both governments jealously protect their national interests.  READ MORE

A left-wing perspective on Barcelona terror

Monday, August 21st, 2017

A left-wing commentator interprets the Barcelona attacks as proof that it is futile to restrict basic democratic liberties, as there is no silver bullet against terrorist violence. READ MORE

First reaction to the Barcelona terror attacks

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

In an early comment on the Barcelona attacks, the editor-in-chief of the leading pro-government daily thinks that Central and Eastern Europeans are fully justified in opposing migrant quotas and illegal migration. READ MORE

Left and right trade accusations of media bias

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
A pro-government media outlet accuses a left-wing journal of distorting the news by failing to properly report acts of terror committed by a person of immigrant background. A left-wing blogger thinks it is the pro-government media which is highly biased against migrants.

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Former Socialist minister to represent Syrian migrant charged with terrorism

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

As a former Socialist Minister of Justice agrees to defend an asylum-seeker in his appeal against a conviction for terrorism, a pro-government commentator accuses the Left of ‘siding with illegal migrants’. A left-wing columnist dismisses the accusation. READ MORE