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HUNGARY: Leader Of Far-Right Fascist Party Outed As Secretly Jewish

This scenario sounds all-too familiar, doesn't it?
As a rising star in Hungary's far-right Jobbik Party, Csanad Szegedi was notorious for his incendiary comments on Jews: He accused them of "buying up" the country, railed about the "Jewishness" of the political elite and claimed Jews were desecrating national symbols. Then came a revelation that knocked him off his perch as ultra-nationalist standard-bearer: Szegedi himself is a Jew. Following weeks of Internet rumors, Szegedi acknowledged in June that his grandparents on his mother's side were Jews — making him one too under Jewish law, even though he doesn't practice the faith. His grandmother was an Auschwitz survivor and his grandfather a veteran of forced labor camps. Since then, the 30-year-old has become a pariah in Jobbik and his political career is on the brink of collapse.
Szegedi first became known as the leader of the neo-Nazi Hungarian Guard, a group which has since been outlawed. He was recorded offering a bribe and a job to a man who threatened to out his Jewish heritage. Szegedi is one of three Jobbik Party members with seats in the European Parliament. (Tipped by JMG reader Ashish)

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