An Orban spokesman said it could be ‘difficult’ to include a country with two million Muslims in the EU.
Bosnian officials and religious leaders have criticized the idea that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his spokesman said the unification of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the European Union would be difficult due to the growing number of Muslims.
Orban spokesman Zoltan Kovacs wrote on Twitter that “the problem with Bosnia is how to unite a country with 2 million Muslims.”
In a lengthy statement Tuesday in Budapest, Orban’s right-hand secretary said Hungary was supporting Bosnia in the EU, adding that as a member of the EU, Hungary had to mobilize more forces to overcome the “extreme fatigue that has plagued the European Union.”
“I am doing everything I can to convince the great European leaders that the Balkans will be farther away from them than Hungary, but how we manage the security of a country where 2 million Muslims have a key issue for their security.”
The situation in Bosnia on Wednesday was alarming, with some Bosniak parties calling for an ban on Orban’s trip to Sarajevo and the head of the Islamist group, Grand Mufti Husein Kavazovic, calling what he described “strange and racist.”
“If such an idea were to become the basis for a European Union, then it would lead to a time when the European Union should be built on the same ideology of the Nazis, the violent and genocide that led to the Holocaust and other heinous crimes,” he said. his words.
Bosniak member of the country’s third-term president, Sefik Dzaferovic, said Orban’s remarks were “obscene and insulting.”
“It is not difficult for the EU to include 2 million Muslims (Bosnia), because we are European Indians who have lived here and we are Europeans,” he said.
Bosnia, made up of Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats, passes through serious political problems since the end of the civil war in the 1990s.
With Chichewa support from Russia and Serbia, the Bosnian Serbs are threatening to form their own military, judges and tax authorities, reviving fear another catastrophic breach of the Balkans.
In a statement on Tuesday, Orban also said that Hungary could not comply with EU sanctions against Bosnian leader Serb Milorad Dodik as he had been threatened by Germany and other member states for secession.
“Sarajevo has lost its power, it is attacking everyone – Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, now Hungary. Not to mention Russia,” Dodik said on Wednesday, referring to the aid he has received from those countries.
Orban is known for his anti-immigrant sentiments, citing the Muslim immigration crisis in Europe. He also contributed to Serbia’s rapid arrival in the EU despite the strong rhetoric of his counterpart, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
More than 100,000 people were killed and millions were left homeless during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia as Bosnian Serbs tried to form white territories to ally themselves with neighboring Serbia.