The PJ Tatler

Hungary Starts to Build the Damn Fence

The Hungarians have had it with the invaders known in the media as “migrants” and are doing something about it:

Hungary has begun building a fence on the country’s southern border with Serbia, meant to stem the unprecedented flow of migrants, the government said Monday. Military personnel began working on a 150-meter (490-foot) “sample section” Monday morning on the outskirts of the town of Morahalom, where a bulldozer and other heavy machinery were preparing the ground for construction, according to a joint statement from the interior and defense ministries.

“A daily average of 1,000 illegal border crossers are arriving in Hungary, so illegal immigration has become a severe problem and its control a prominent task,” the ministries said. Government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said Hungary was committed to building the fence, which it says is a temporary measure.

One thousand illegals in a country as small as Hungary add up fast. Most of them move on through in order to get to the big show, Germany, France and Britain, but the Hungarians are completely fed up with bleeding-heart EU do-goodism. Having had a belly full of Islam throughout its war-torn history, Hungary has taken a look where the “refugees” are coming from and has decided to put a stop to it.

Around 80,000 migrants and refugees have reached Hungary so far this year. About 80 percent of them are from war-torn countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of them request asylum, but they quickly go to other, wealthier European Union countries like Germany and Sweden before their requests are settled.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government is staunchly opposed to immigration from outside Europe. The U.N.’s refugee agency and other groups have criticized the government for its anti-immigrant billboard campaign and a questionnaire sent to voters linking migration with terrorism.

Meanwhile, as we’ll see on the next page, over in Germany … 

The number of people applying for asylum in Germany more than doubled to almost 180,000 in the first half of the year, officials said Monday, acknowledging that police are struggling to keep tabs on everyone who enters the country. Official figures showed that 179,037 asylum applications were filed in the first six months of 2015, the vast majority of them first-time requests. Last year, 77,109 applications were filed during the January-June period.

“The current influx of asylum applicants poses big challenges for us,” Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said. While Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, has considerably greater resources to help refugees than some poorer European nations, the growing number of migrants has stretched its ability to process all newcomers.

[The] German weekly Der Spiegel reported at the weekend that border police in parts of Bavaria had given up trying to take the fingerprints of all refugees. Quoting a senior police union official, it reported that police in Passau – on the border with Austria – are letting between 250 and 300 people enter the country each day without proper registration.

And here we though The Camp of the Saints was fiction. Unless this influx is stopped and reversed, it will be the greatest challenge European civilization has faced since the Gates of Vienna. Are the Europeans up to it?