- 21 Dec 2015 8:00 AM
In an answer to a question submitted by Socialist MP Attila Mesterházy, the Christian Democratic politician refers to the country’s Fundamental Law, which states the separation of churches and state. However, sources speaking to Bors, a tabloid newspaper, said that the government is backing down from the plan because its anti-immigration campaign is “incompatible” with building the mosque.
The paper also recalls that the Hungarian cabinet has supported the building of several churches across the Carpathian Basin. As MP for Budapest’s District XI, Mr. Rétvári also declined his support for since-cancelled plans to build a mosque in the Buda neighbourhood.
In September, the Prime Minister’s Office claimed that there have been no discussions on the construction of a Turkish-funded new mosque in Budapest between the Hungarian and Turkish governments.
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