Austria: Another Small Cultural Suicide Creeping sharia hits yodelling.

Austria: Another Small Cultural Suicide



This time it’s judges in Austria fining one Helmut G., a
63-year-old, for yodeling whilst mowing his lawn. Yodeling was invented in the
Alps and is embedded in Austrian culture, but don’t dare do it when your Muslim
neighbors are praying. Since they do so five times a day, there are many
opportunities to offend. You see, followers of the Religion of Peace may
interpret your musical expressions as ridiculing the call of the muezzin, the
man (often just a tape recorder) in a minaret calling the faithful to prayer
five times per diem. Helmut’s fine, €800 (over $1,000), shows the judges took
the putative insult to the muezzin seriously.

Said Helmut G., “I simply started to yodel a few tunes because I was in
such a good mood.” Herr G., ve vill not tolerate any insensitive expressions of
good mood.
Here’s a test case for Austrian justice. I wonder if any Austrian would be
so bold as to bring it forward? Suppose Helmut is saying grace before dinner
when his ears are assaulted by the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer. He
feels violated during a religious ritual practiced by his ancestors from time
immemorial. Would the judges fine the muezzin, or mosque, for interfering with
Helmut’s faith?
Henry Percy is the nom de guerre for a technical writer living
in Arizona. He may be reached at saler.50d[at

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