European cities including London are riven by lawless ‘no-go’ areas as a result of high migration, Hungary’s government has claimed.
The British capital is named alongside cities such as Paris, Stockholm and Berlin as home to ‘more than 900’ areas where the authorities have ‘little or no control’.
The extraordinary allegations are made on an official website aimed at hardening local opposition to an EU scheme to enforce a refugee resettlement quota on all member states.
Such quotas ‘increase the terrorist threat’ and ‘threaten the culture’ of host nations, it is claimed.
Hungary’s government has been among the most outspoken in its opposition and anger at the worsening migrant crisis.
But critics last night branded the claims of no-go areas as ‘wild’ and ‘unsubstantiated’.
The site was launched this week ahead of a referendum in Hungary on the EU plan that would see 160,000 migrants relocated across the continent.
It features a ticking clock representing a migrant entering Europe every 12 seconds.
The website claims: ‘The mandatory European quotas increase the terrorist risk in Europe and imperils our culture.’
It states: ‘Illegal immigrants cross the borders unchecked, so we do not know who they are and what their intentions are. We do not know how many of them are disguised terrorists.
Hungary claims that in areas ‘with a high number of immigrants’, the ‘norms of the host society barely prevail’. Officials also suggest that authorities in the affected regions – including London – have ‘no control’ over their residents.
They lambast plans to force every member state to accept a set number of migrants as increasing the risk of terror attacks and making European countries more unsafe.
Last night UK politicians dismissed the claims about Britain as ‘wild’ and ‘unsubstantiated’ – but admitted warnings that the flow of migrants increased the terror risk in Europe were correct.
The claims follow those of US candidate Donald Trump, who sparked outrage last year when he said there were ‘no-go’ areas in London for police officers because of radicalisation.
Asked for the source of the claims of no-go areas yesterday, Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said it came from ‘data publicly available on the internet’ without giving further details.
Last night former defence minister Sir Gerald Howarth said: ‘Clearly, it is quite wrong for Hungary to make wild and unsubstantiated assertions about ‘no-go’ areas in the UK.
‘But I agree that increasing the number of migrants most probably increases the risk of importing Islamic State terrorists who take advantage of the mass movement to smuggle themselves into Europe.’
Tory MP David Davies added: ‘The Hungarians have had to literally fight for their language and culture and people need to understand their fears about mass migration before they condemn them.’