From Palko Kars at New York Times:
LONDON — Hungary’s Parliament approved legislation on Tuesday that appeared to be written to force the closing of a university founded by the financier George Soros, the latest step in what observers see as a crackdown on free expression and liberal values.
New amendments to an existing higher education law — which received the support of 123 lawmakers, with 38 voting against and another 38 abstaining — ostensibly affect about two dozen universities, but they were widely believed to be aimed specifically at Central European University, based in Budapest.
The university, known as C.E.U., has been operating in Hungary partly as an American institution and relatively free of Hungarian oversight. But the amended law contains a provision that would most likely restrict the independence of universities that offer diplomas from countries where they do not have a campus or offer courses — a provision that would affect only Central European University.
The university’s president and rector, Michael Ignatieff, a leading human rights scholar, said in a statement from Washington that he would urge the president not to sign the law. “We’ve done nothing wrong,” he said. “Budapest is our home.” More.
Reality check: If Ignatieff had still been here, might he be helping tighten the vice grip of progressivism and Islamism? While mildly deprecating it?
See also: New book Under Siege looks at Canadian governments targeting Christians
Anti-Islamophobia legislation is just the beginning, of course.
Puzzled by leftists and Islamists working together?