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Ethnic Diversity

On a Multicultural Society

As many cities across Europe are become more and more ethnically diverse, the Prime Minister of Hungary says he will do everything to spare Hungary from ethnic diversity, reported Portfolio.hu on June 3, 2015.

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"We don’t want to rid of anyone who live with us, only we don’t want to let others in," Orbán explained.

"Hungary’s size and geographical position makes us especially vulnerable. If we make even a single mistake in relation to immigration, if we lose the harmony of the heart and mind even for a single moment then changes will occur here that cannot be repaired later on," Orbán said.

"Multiculturalism means the mixture of different civilizations. A multinational country is a whole different thing. Hungary’s roots and cultural background is multinational, but that does not equal multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is the coexistence of people with different civilization backgrounds, of the Islam, of Asian religions and of Christianity. We will do everything to spare Hungary from that," Orbán said.

"We welcome non-Christian investors, artists, and scientists, but we do not want to mix with them on a mass scale."

Read the rest of the Prime Minister's comments here.