Northern and Western Europe are drifting toward civil war, Hungarian historian warns

A demonstrator holding a Palestinian flag crosses a street during a banned protest in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Saturday, May, 15, 2021, in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
By Dénes Albert
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Western Europe is drifting towards a civil war of its own making as support of mass migration by liberal governments continues to fuel anti-Semitism, Hungarian historian Lásló Bernát Veszprémy has claimed.

Speaking to the Index news outlet, Veszprémy warned that although Muslim anti-Semitism and left-wing violence are also present in Europe, the rising migrant numbers are also stoking right-wing radicals.

“Obviously, Muslim anti-Semitism is dangerous and there is also far-left violence. But the last thing I want to do is belittle the danger of the truly extreme right, that is to say, the neo-Nazi danger,” the historian said.

“Different social phenomena are in constant interaction with each other. The perpetrators of the three major synagogue shootings in recent years have invariably blamed Jews for mass immigration. Anyone who does not condemn far-right violence strongly enough can easily find themselves accused of ‘whitewashing’ the perpetrators. Of course, the responsibility for far-right violence lies solely with the perpetrators,” he added.

Veszprémy, who is currently the editor-in-chief of the Corvinák news site and a contributor at the Mandiner news publication, added that the combination of mass immigration, cultural disintegration, and far-right opposition was a recipe for disaster.

“It must be seen that far-right terrorism, fueled by mass immigration, could grow stronger in the future. They may attack Jews and Muslims alike. In response to the latter, Islamists may again activate revenge. Western and Northern Europe are moving at a frightening pace toward a bloody civil war, and I see little sign of a turning point in this narrowing corridor.”

The historian added that for the moment, it is impossible to tell whether the U.S. would be willing and able to support its preferred side in three major conflicts.

“The most uncomfortable question: If the powder keg in the Far East explodes, which country will be more important for America? Ukraine, Israel, or Taiwan? It will be hard to supply all three with money, weapons, and spare parts at the same time. Until we see the answers to these questions, there is too much uncertainty to make reasonable predictions,” he said.

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