There’s a pretty little village of 5,000 on the Serbo-Hungarian border, called Ásotthalom- a two-hour drive from Budapest. It is run by Toroczkai Laszlo, the mayor- also vice-president of JOBBIK, a xenophobic nationalist party.
Last summer, he created a civilian patrol whose main brief was to capture migrants near the village. Ásotthalom’s patrol is legal with regards to Hungarian law, and the men have the right to carry guns so long as they don’t fire them.
Recently, Laszlo has brought some laws into effect which may not be strictly legal; banning the wearing of Muslim dress like the hijab and the call to prayer and also outlaws public displays of affection by gay people, and banning the building of mosques.
We are now aware that The Knights Templar International has been advertising homes in Asotthalom on its Facebook page.
So, perhaps not the ideal holiday destination.