Christians have endured persecution from jihadists in the Middle East long before the rise of the Islamic State. Their plight has been ignored for far too long, so it is reassuring to see some action in their favor.
The agreement between the two nations follows Hungary’s declared strategy of taking assistance “to the troubled spots where it’s needed, instead of bringing the trouble and instability to Europe.”
Those Western countries that took in migrants should have given more effective aid to Christians, who really were refugees from war-torn areas and victims of persecution. Had peaceful Christians dominated the migrant stream, no trouble would have come to Europe. Instead, European countries flung open their doors to an unvetted multitude of Muslim migrants, who brought with them a belief system that ascribes a lower status to women and non-Muslims, resulting in chaos, violence and exorbitant security expenses.
Regarding Muslim migrants, Europe should have demand that the neighboring Muslim countries, which are better suited for Muslim migrant integration, aid in the crisis. But those countries were unwilling to do so: this was a hijrah.