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By Pablo Gorondi, The Associated Press August 14, 2012 3:38 PM
Hungarian member of the European Parliament and member of the right-wing party “Jobbik” Csanad Szegedi delivers a speech to his supporters during a demonstration untitled “To be members, or to be free?” and called by right-wing parliamental party ‘Jobbik’ against European Union in front of the European Union Parliament and Commitee headquarters in downtown Budapest on January 14, 2012.
Photograph by: AFP PHOTO / FERENC ISZA , AFP PHOTO / FERENC ISZA
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — 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 rumours, 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 labour camps.
Since then, the 30-year-old has become a pariah in Jobbik and his political career is on the brink of collapse. He declined to be interviewed for this story.
This story reminds me of the funniest of the Dave Chappelle sketches: