Hungarian Pol Wanted Lists of 'Risky' Jews
Marton Gyongyosi stirs outrage
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2012 3:55 PM CST
A demonstrator holds a placard while protesting Marton Gyongyosi's speech in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Nov., 27, 2012. The banner reads: "I am a Jew. Please, include my name on the Jobbik-list."   (AP Photo/MTI, Tamas Kovacs)

(Newser) – A Hungarian politician has sparked outrage with his call for lists of Jews who pose a risk to national security, Reuters reports. Marton Gyongyosi, a leader in the far-right Jobbik party, asked the government to compile such lists because of increased tensions in the wake of Israel-Gaza violence. Of course, opponents see echoes of the same policies that resulted in the Holocaust, when 500,000 to 600,000 Hungarian Jews died.

"I think such a conflict makes it timely to tally up people of Jewish ancestry who live here, especially in the Hungarian Parliament and the Hungarian government, who, indeed, pose a national security risk to Hungary," said Gyongyosi. The Hungarian government quickly responded that it "rejects extremist, racist, anti-Semitic voices of any kind." Gyongyosi later offered a semi-apology, and claimed he was referring only to those with dual citizenship in both Israel and Hungary.

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Chatsworth
Nov 28, 2012 4:48 AM CST
Another idiot who doesn't realize the Holocaust was just an excuse to steal all the Jewish folks' money and posessions(gold teeth too) after killing them.Or is that his plan?
LotsWifeWasThirsty
Nov 27, 2012 11:59 PM CST
Perhaps pinning a yellow star on every "risky jew" would be a good idea.
dreadsteve
Nov 27, 2012 9:49 PM CST
I love draedels...