Jobbik: Definite NO to military participation

The US's Orwellian calls for sovereign countries to participate in the war  seem particularly scary now when the Hungarian government, undermining the seemingly sovereign status of our nation, succumbs to such calls and changes its opinion on this matter for the third time this week. As it is known, the United States and its allies in the region are responsible for the destabilization of Iraq and Syria as well as the armament of the Islamic State. We are astounded by the US's attempts to shirk its responsibility and pass the burdens of  its ill-considered foreign policy to its allies.

Therefore, Jobbik continues to categorically reject the idea of a Hungarian military participation in the fight against the Islamic State, so our parliamentary group will not vote for it in the National Assembly. Although Jobbik deeply condemns any violence against Christians or anti-extremist Muslims, we must also consider that the Hungarian army's size and equipment render it unprepared for completing such a mission, which would rather increase our exposure to a terrorist threat, too.

On the other hand, Jobbik is ready to consider, or even support the idea of sending humanitarian aid or other resources - excluding weapons - in order to help the anti-ISIS coalition.

Márton Gyöngyösi, deputy leader of Jobbik's Parliamentary Group