UN Says Hungarian Questionnaire Risks Spreading Xenophobia

Of all the nerve, Hungarians! Here are your new citizens.

BUDAPEST, Hungary — The United Nations human rights watchdog said Friday it was “shocked” by a Hungarian government questionnaire which links migration with terrorism, fearing it could bolster anti-immigration sentiments.

“We are shocked by the Prime Minister’s introductory message, which suggests a link between migration and terrorist attacks, including the attack which took place in Paris in early January this year,” the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement. “We are also worried about the phrasing of some of the suggestive, leading questions, which actively promote hostility toward migrants and risk spreading xenophobia within the country.”

The “national consultation” being sent to Hungarian voters seeks to build political support for Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s rejection of immigration and for his call on the European Union to give individual countries more power to set their own immigration policies.

One of the questions asks voters whether they agree with the government that it should support “Hungarian families and children to be born” instead of immigration invasion…

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