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Hungary to target George Soros groups



By Daniel Greenfield, Special to Bombthrowers

Soros has done a great deal of damage in many ways. One of those ways is that any organization that he funds is just as tainted as a group receiving money from the Communist Party. And his actions provide justification for larger crackdowns on NGOs that aren’t even funded by him. Too many NGOs have had their hands stretched out to foreign donors. Whether it’s Soros or the EU.

Combine foreign funding with domestic political opposition and the justification for shutting them down is obvious. Israel is one of the worst case scenarios where there is an endless toxic network of NGOs funded by foreign interests, including Soros and the EU, that are dedicated to destroying the country. It’s not always as bad elsewhere, but support for Muslim migration amounts to the same thing.

They’ve made this mess. And one thing leads to another.

The Hungarian government is targeting George Soros after it said it would get rid of non-governmental organisations in the country linked to the billionaire financier.

Szilard Nemeth, vice-president of the ruling Fidesz party, told reporters that the election of Donald Trump as US president gave Budapest the opportunity to “sweep out” NGOs funded by Soros, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments”, Bloomberg reported.

In April 2017, MPs in Hungary will debate a bill which could lead to NGOs being audited.

The country’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, has been criticised for his lurch to the right and a crackdown on press freedom, as well as NGOs, which he claimed are funded to “organise refugee streams and boost migration”.

There are about 60 groups in the country that get funding from Soros’s Open Society Foundations. Orban told the website: “In every country they will want to displace Soros. This can already be seen in Europe. They investigate where the money comes from, what kind of intelligence connections there are, which NGOs represent what interests.”

The actual move will advance transparency.

The Hungarian government would require the leaders of NGOs to post their financial statements because, although they do not receive public money, NGOs can influence public life and their leaders are thus corruptible, the justification behind the planned bill says, according to reports.

Israel launched a similar move earlier, producing a similar hysterical response. Considering the ways in which the Soros network is structured to blunt transparency while its feeder organizations deny having any links to their master, it’s an entirely legitimate move.

This article originally appeared at FrontPageMag.