I think it was extremely foolish for Andrew Stroehlein to criticize the use of human masks and pigs’ heads to dissuade immigrants from seeking to invade Hungary:
Hungarian politician Gyorgy Schopflin, of the nation’s ruling Fidesz party, made the incendiary comments in response to criticism of his country’s attitude towards refugees by a prominent human rights campaigner.
Human Rights Watch director Andrew Stroehlein slammed Hungary’s use of eerie masks fashioned from vegetables to ward off migrants at the border in a tweet on Friday.
Hungarian officials have placed the masks across the nation’s vast border fence in an attempt to impede the movement of refugees seeking passage to countries in Western Europe. While it appeared to work for a time, many refugees still attempt the dangerous journey.
Mr Stroehlein tweeted: “Refugees are fleeing war & torture, Hungary. Your root vegetable heads will not deter them.”
Mr Schopflin replied: “Might do so. Human images are haram. But agree, pig’s head would deter more effectively.”
After all, if the masks and pigs’ heads don’t work, the Vlad Dracula method is historically known for its efficacy in this regard.