Laszlo Toroczkai, the mayor of the village Asotthalom (Southern Hungary) wrote on Facebook: “Instead of looking for a scapegoat, I offer an immediate solution, a defense against the forced mass resettlement [of migrants] by Brussels. 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.”
All the mosques and other religious buildings except Catholic ones will also be banned. 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.