Hungary Police Raid “Racist” Gathering; American Detained

Stefan J. Bos, Bos News Life, October 5, 2014

Hungarian police raided a gathering in Budapest of an extremist U.S.-based group, detaining its leader and interrogating other participants, BosNewsLife learned.

The overnight raid in a pub near Budapest’s Southern railway station came after the government banned a congress of the National Policy Institute (NPI), which promotes white race supremacy and has called for immigrants to return home.

NPI leader Richard Spencer had earlier warned in a video message that the gathering “on the future of Europe” would be a “private event” as the official venue cancelled its contract following the ban.

Pictures seen by BosNewsLife and posted on the YouTube website show about two dozen policemen standing outside the pub, while other police apparently question participants inside the building.

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Police said the participants, including Spencer, were held because they did not had proper identification documents, but delegates claimed they were not informed about these requirements.

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The overnight raid came after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán ordered his interior minister to ban the gathering and not allow participants into the country, in a decision supported by the leftist opposition and Jewish representatives.

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However the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) questioned the decision. “While we totally disagree with the NPI ideas, we do not support a ban,” said Szabolcs Hegyi, who supervises the group’s Right and Freedom of Conscience Program. “We do believe in freedom of expression and there is no evidence that they are violent,” he told BosNewsLife.

Yet his group participated in a demonstration against the NPI meeting. Late Friday, October 3, some 150 people gathered in front of a controversial monument remembering the Nazi Germany’s occupation of Hungary to express concern about the “racist” and “white supremacist” congress.

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The Montana-based NPI has denied wrongdoing. “The “conservative” Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, declared that he will use “all legal means at his disposal” to ban our conference,” complained Spencer in a recent video message. “I guess we should be happy that illegal means are off the table. It’s important to remember that neither Orbán nor anyone else has accused us of actually breaking any laws, because we haven’t.”

Ironically, the U.S. Embassy in Budapest seemed to agree. “As much as we deplore the views of any group that promotes this type of racism or ethnic discord, under U.S. law their right to express their views would be protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution,” said Charge d’Affaires André Goodfriend in an interview.

However, “We’re glad to see that the government of Hungary shares our concerns that messages that a group like this promotes are abhorrent,” he stressed. “We’re pleased to see that the government of Hungary is speaking out to reaffirm that it does not support those who promote racial or ethnic intolerance.”

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[Editor’s Note: In July, the US Embassy in Budapest released a statement expressing support for a gay pride festival. It said, in part:

On the occasion of the 19th Budapest Pride Festival, we convey our support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in Hungary and their right to express themselves peacefully and lawfully.

Respect for human rights–including justice, equality, non-discrimination, freedom of expression as well as the non-interference in the practice of these rights–and the rule of law are the foundations upon which democratic states are built. Indeed, international human rights law is grounded on the premise that all individuals are entitled to the same rights and freedoms, as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We welcome the Hungarian government’s commitment to supporting these rights and their support in June 2011 of the United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

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We look forward to the Pride celebrations, to the respect for them which the Hungarian people will show and to the determination of the Hungarian authorities not to allow those of extreme views to disrupt what should and will be joyful occasions.]

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  • Ironically, the U.S. Embassy in Budapest seemed to agree. “As much as we deplore the views of any group that promotes this type of racism or ethnic discord, under U.S. law their right to express their views would be protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution,” said Charge d’Affaires André Goodfriend in an interview. However, “We’re glad to see that the government of Hungary shares our concerns that messages that a group like this promotes are abhorrent,” he stressed. “We’re pleased to see that the government of Hungary is speaking out to reaffirm that it does not support those who promote racial or ethnic intolerance.”

    All but admitting that Victoria Nuland called Viktor Orban.

    • mikekingjr

      Victoria Nuland- God, what a horseface.

      • Periapsis

        She may be a horse face on the outside, but she is a demon on the inside.

    • Nudelman,Goodfriend …the entire US Foreign policy is a tool of World Jewry WJC,ADL,SPLC etc…
      America needs to burn (and drag their joo masters in hell) in order to save White Christian Civilization. As long as America remains powerful….the world jew hegemony will remain through sodomite negro loving Democrats, or neo liberal neo Israeli firster Republicans and their degenerate porno-sodomite-music-hollywood global culture…

  • SolStans

    I think the takeaway here is to dress up YT meetings as Pride Parades ™. There could be an AmRen float, a Radix float, one for Counter Currents, VDare, AltRight, NPI, etc.

    • Julius Caesar

      I have not been able to figure out what YT stands for, care to enlighten me?

      • SolStans

        Whitey. (Wai-ti)

        • Julius Caesar

          Clever. Thanks.

          • SolStans

            I wish I could claim credit for that clevery, but I can’t.

          • Franklin_Ryckaert

            But do you know what “auntie C. Might” stands for?

          • SolStans

            Not until I said it out loud. Thanks for that!

  • Conrad

    “We’re glad to see that the government of Hungary shares our concerns that messages that a group like this promotes are abhorrent,” he stressed.
    Of course, white displacement & genocide is OK! Hmmm.

  • LHathaway

    “Late Friday, October 3, some 150 people gathered in front of a controversial monument remembering the Nazi Germany’s occupation of Hungary to express concern about the “racist” and “white supremacist” congress”.

    I hate to disturb this exorcise in self-righteousness, but I believe Hungary fought on the side of the Axis powers in WW2. I do realize that this is an American journalist commenting about an event that occurred in Hungary but I thought I would point that out.

    • IstvanIN

      Hungary and Admiral Horthy were in an untenable position during WWII. What Hungarians should remember is the Államvédelmi Hatóság, who ran that organization, and what happened to Imre Nagy when he and others stood up to it.

    • Garrett Brown

      Everyone is the victim of Germany under allied propaganda these days, even Austria. The truth is tens of millions of people from all European countries fought along side Germans to try and stop Communism.

      • Franklin_Ryckaert

        Yes, even East Germany (DDR) profiled itself as a “victim” of Fascism.

  • Evette Coutier

    The thought police are alive and well in Hungary.

  • Franklin_Ryckaert

    The U.S. embassy declared :

    “On the occasion of the 19th Budapest Pride Festival, we convey our
    support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
    communities in Hungary and their right to express themselves peacefully
    and lawfully.”

    I wonder if they would also support a Hetero Pride in Budapest, or would that be too “extreme”?

  • evilsandmich

    As usual the U.S. state department represents the foreign nation rather than citizens from the country that pays their bills. Hopelessly corrupt and we’d be better off without them at this point.

  • R L Buds

    National Policy Institute (NPI), which promotes white race supremacy and has called for immigrants to return home.

    This doesn’t make any sense. If you think about it what they are saing is that they aren’t “supreme” they are saying that they don’t have the power to keep supporting free loaders–in other words they aren’t up to the challange of being the world’s baby sitter; that doesn’t sound supreme to me.

  • Holden

    Jared Taylor said at the NPI meeting: “The United States is today the greatest enemy anywhere in the world of healthy, European nationalism and self preservation.”

    If this entire article does not prove his statement beyond any doubt, I don’t know what does.