The 630 Year-Old Reason Eastern Europeans Dislike Islam


The collective memory of Eastern Europeans' not too distant experiences with and under Islam should never be underestimated when considering why they are significantly more wary of - if not downright hostile to - Islam and its migrants compared to their Western liberal counterparts.

As Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán once explained: during those years - 1541 to 1699, when the Islamic Ottoman Empire occupied Hungary - are replete with the massacre, enslavement, and rape of Hungarians.

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