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Vienna shooting in the spotlight

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Left-wing commentators warn against racism in the wake of the Islamist terror attack in neighbouring Austria, while a conservative analyst suggests that jihadists are targeting countries that have taken measures against illegal immigration. READ MORE

First reactions to the Vienna shooting

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Two conservative commentators express their outrage at the deadly terrorist shootings in Vienna on Monday night and lay the blame on those who have allowed an uncontrolled influx of Muslim refugees over the past five years. READ MORE

French terrorist acts depicted as an attack on Christianity

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Two right-wing commentators see the French terrorist attacks as an assault on Christianity, and accuse left-wing liberal advocates of multiculturalism and an open society of being complicit in the violence. READ MORE

EU’s weakness blamed for heightened terrorism threat

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

A left-wing pundit suggests that terrorism has become a part of life in Europe, as a result of the EU’s inability to come up with a credible migration policy. READ MORE

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