His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders today met the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban to discuss potential cooperation.
During the meeting, the Grand Imam expressed his admiration of Prime Minister Orban and Hungary’s stance on religious values and morals while rejecting social diseases and behaviors that aim to destroy the family entity, spread extramarital sexual relations while normalizing homosexuality under the veil of “rights and freedoms”. This, the Grand Imam pointed out, is consistent with the position of Al-Azhar and the Muslim Council of Elders as these diseases strive to exclude religion, set aside morals, distort societies, and destroy man by fulfilling desires.
The Grand Imam added that those promoting such diseases are not satisfied with only doing so within their countries and societies, but are in fact attempting to impose them on people regardless of their religious and moral backgrounds while taking advantage of strong media influence and social media networks. Likewise, the Grand Imam praised Hungary for legally and constitutionally upholding the institution of marriage and condemning homosexuality.
The Hungarian Prime Minister, for his part, expressed his gratitude and respect for His Eminence the Grand Imam, and his efforts to promote peace as well as the burdens he carries to advance understanding and fraternity while creating a culture of coexistence and integration. Additionally, he stated that his nation is working to combat destructive global trends by bringing attention to the seriousness of actions that are inconsistent with moral and religious principles, particularly in light of the perversions that are being promoted which undermine traditional family structures and encourage extramarital relationships.
Orban added that it is incorrect to refer to these actions by their proper names and that it is important to warn of the dangers they pose to society in the name of “freedom of expression.” He made the point that this would eventually result in deception and its propagation among young people; as a result, our responsibility and resolve to combat these diseases that seek to pervert society will increase.