Krisztina Morvai

Krisztina Morvai is an MEP (member of European Parliament) of Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party.KrisztinaMORVAI, European Parliament MEPs, accessed December 10, 2015, http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/96661/KRISZTINA_MORVAI_home.html. Born in Budapest, Morvai has been described as a “leading neo-fascist,” and is outwardly anti-Semitic, anti-Roma, and homophobic. Jamie Doward, “BNP’s European ally Krisztina Morvai axed from London conference after protests,” Guardian, November 14, 2009, http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2009/nov/15/krisztina-morvai-london-conference-ban. Hungarian media has dubbed her the “Nazi Barbie.” “Hungarian Extremist Headed to the European Parliament,” WikiLeaks, June 16, 2009, http://www.wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09BUDAPEST429_a.html. She works in Brussels, Strasbourg, and Hungary as a member of the European Parliament.

Morvai’s incendiary rhetoric has sparked controversy. Jamie Doward, “BNP’s European ally Krisztina Morvai axed from London conference after protests,” Guardian, November 14, 2009, http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2009/nov/15/krisztina-morvai-london-conference-ban. In 2009, she called the EU a “completely unjust, neo-liberal, bureaucratic and corrupt system.” “Hungarian Extremist Headed to the European Parliament,” WikiLeaks, June 16, 2009, http://www.wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09BUDAPEST429_a.html.

Morvai denies being racist, anti-Semitic, or homophobic. “Feminine face of Hungary’s far right Jobbik movement seeks MEP’s seat,” Telegraph, May 24, 2009, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/5372983/Feminine-face-of-Hungarys-far-Right-Jobbik-movement-seeks-MEPs-seat.html. However, a pamphlet available at a Jobbik press conference in 2009 read, “Who decides on Hungary’s future?” The pamphlet included depictions of an apparent criminal with dark skin, two naked homosexuals, and a Jew. “Feminine face of Hungary’s far right Jobbik movement seeks MEP’s seat,” Telegraph, May 24, 2009, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/5372983/Feminine-face-of-Hungarys-far-Right-Jobbik-movement-seeks-MEPs-seat.html.

 
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