Geert Wilders, the Party for Freedom (PVV) leader in the Netherlands, slammed Prime Minister Mark Rutte for attacking Hungary over a new child protection law. PM Rutte and several other EU member state leaders are angry that part of the new Hungarian law only allows “parents to decide on the sexual education of their children,” not schools.
Wilders apologized on his Twitter account to the Hungarian Minister of Justice Judit Varga for the statements by PM Mark Rutte about Hungary having to leave the European Union. The PVV leader called the Dutch PM Mr. Rutte a ‘useful idiot.’
“Be aware that he is not speaking on behalf of the Dutch population,” Wilders continues. “He lied to parliament, was involved in massive scandals against his own people, and is responsible for mass immigration leading to violence against LGBT people.” His advice is short and sweet: “Ignore him.”
‘Saving the EU From Hypocrites’
Wilders message was a response to a tweet that Minister Varga had previously posted on Twitter which stated, “Mark Rutte’s statement is nothing more than another episode in the blackmail series.” She makes it clear that Hungary does not want to leave the EU. “On the contrary,” writes the politician. “We want to save the country from hypocrites.”
Rutte lashed out at Hungary and PM Victor Orbán before the EU summit in Brussels on June 24, 2021. Rutte and other left-wing leaders fighting to strip Hungarian mothers and fathers of parental rights are drumming up support by falsely accusing the Hungarian government of adopting discriminatory, homophobic laws. As Hungary’s Minister of Justice explained, criticisms by the left “have generated an artificial conflict between the rights of children and the rights of LGBT.” The Minister released a powerful op-ed, explaining the purpose of the Child protection law purpose. She stated,
The new law focuses on guaranteeing the rights of parents and protecting minors from accessing content that may contradict the educational principles their parents chose to teach them until they become adults themselves. Until that time, however, all other actors – be it the state or schools – shall respect the rights of parents to decide on the sexual education of their children. This is what Hungary’s new law is about.
Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán Fights For Parents Rights
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s new law enacted various anti-child abuse and anti-pedophile laws, including a ban on institutions promoting transgenderism and homosexuality to children under 18. The Prime Minister stressed the new legislation is allowing parents to decide how issues of sexuality are discussed with their children.
Orbán released a statement on the website reiterating the bill’s objectives, “education in schools must not conflict with the will of parents; it must at most be supplementary, its form and content must be clearly defined, and it must be subject to parental consent.” Furthermore, “parents also rightly expect that on platforms used by our children, pornography, sexuality for its own sake, homosexuality and gender reassignment programs should not be available.”
PM Orbán was clear that no one in Hungary will ever dictate how adults chose to live their lives, “the Hungarian law does not apply to the lives, sexual identity or practices of adults over the age of 18 — nor to how said adults wish to express or present themselves publicly.” Furthermore, “a free adult should not have to give an account of his life in front of any secular authority — only before God when the time comes.”
Geert Wilder: Gays are Safer in Hungary Than in The Netherlands
In an interview with the Dutch news station, Ongehoord Nederland, Wilders condemned Rutte for deciding what is good for Hungarians. Wilders explained that Hungary has a democracy, a legislature, and a judiciary, and its people are free to choose their government.
Instead of lecturing the Hungarian government, Wilders urged the Netherlands Prime Minister to concentrate on his own country and its dangerous anti-LGBTI open border policies.
The Netherlands is a country, just like many Western countries, that has left the borders open for mass immigration for people from Islamic countries. We have a million Muslims; as you know, they often carry standards and values with them when it comes to homosexuals, and women, and others, that are less positive.
As a result of these policies, Wilders explains, it is safer for gays to walk down the streets of Budapest than in Amsterdam or Rotterdam, where they are likely to be violently attacked by sharia-compliant Islamic migrants. Wilders explains,
…a homosexual is a lot safer there when he is on the streets than here in the Netherlands, where, as a result of Islamization and mass immigration, they are supposed to be happy when they walk hand-in-hand with each other kissing on the streets in some parts of the Netherlands that they, without being beaten, verbally abused, spat on, spat at, that they get home safely.
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Hungary continues to prioritize maintaining its Christian identity, cultures, customs, and history from the European Union’s destructive globalist multicultural policies despite the left’s constant attacks. As Orban explained,
Moreover, in the European context, Hungarian society is among Europe’s most committed nations to individual freedom and tolerance. The reasons for this are rooted in our cultural traditions, in Christian freedom, in the struggle for national freedom, and a deep contempt for communism and communist tyranny.
Hungary’s history, even more than most European nations, has been a struggle for freedom. Hungary has had to fight off the Islamic Ottoman Turks, the Nazis, Soviet communists, globalist bureaucrats, and their media in the last century. As a result, Hungarians will not sacrifice themselves to invaders or Marxists to change societal norms and customs. ,
Mr. Wilders, Orbán and Eastern Europe: it is again a hot item today in the EU, with Mr. Rutte. On football fields, there are flags, also here in the Chamber, gay flags from the Green-Left because there is an anti-gay law. How serious is it then in that country? Geert Wilders: Yes, it’s obviously once again time for the politically correct leaders to bash Hungary and Orbán. And naturally anyone with common sense is for full rights and total equality when it comes to homosexuals or other people. But I can imagine when Mr. Rutte, with his big mouth, goes to Budapest or has an issue with Budapest or other Eastern European countries, that he won’t speak, for example, about the situation of homosexuals in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is a country, just like many Western countries, that has left the borders open for mass immigration for people from Islamic countries. We have a million Muslims, as you know. Often they carry standards and values with them when it comes to homosexuals, and women, and others, that are less positive, and so I say, if you are a homosexual in the Netherlands or Amsterdam, or other area, you walk down the street a lot less safely than in many East European countries, such as Hungary, where the mass immigration from Islamic lands, fortunately, has not taken place. So I often think homosexuals are better off pointing the finger at the Netherlands, than at a country like Hungary… and the rest of Eastern Europe, it is often now safer than in the Netherlands. I find it grotesque. Look at yourselves and take care of your own people in the Netherlands, homosexuals, and I and everyone who has common sense stand up for their safety and rights. Because of that, I go no other way. Look at yourself. That is what Rutte and they must do, and now they have said that Hungary should be out of the European Union, should disappear as far as he is concerned. I hope they get Netherlands out of the European Union, because we have only trouble with the European Union. The cost in sovereignty, and we have a prime minister, who, himself stirs up only wrong things during [unintelligible]… But it is true that what we call an anti-homo law is about homo-activism, which they have no wish for in schools and study materials, etc., the activist part of it, as I understand it. Yes, again, I don’t sit here with the intention [unintelligible] that you must do yourself,but the idea — the idea — that sexual upbringing is done in the family and not in the schools. Yes, I have that — I see no problems there, and in fact, that is what I think, in school, you must teach reading and writing, math and other things, you do yourself, cognitive skills, you do yourself, but things like political, sexual education, I think, for the most part, in fact, at home, in the family, and hopefully, there would be, like, in my family, complete equality as it pertains to people with a homosexual orientation, but it must take place within the family, and not at school, so as it pertains to minors. Yes, I don’t have any crazy idea, but again, they have to make their own laws there. Maybe there are things in it that are less free, but for me, we, with a raised finger… lecturing Hungary, while a homosexual is a lot safer there when he is on the streets than here in the Netherlands, where, as a result of Islamization and mass immigration, they are supposed to be happy when they walk hand-in-hand with each other kissing on the streets in some parts of the Netherlands that they, without being beaten, verbally abused, spat on, spat at, that they get home safely. So first look at yourself before lecturing others. That would be my response. And don’t take any of the commentary from our prime minister seriously.