December 16, 2010
Yodeling in Austria now a crime because it insults MuslimsTopics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam
Political correctness has gone bonkers in Austria, where a judge has determined that 63-year-old Helmut Griese is guilty for offending his Muslim neighbors for yodeling in his backyard as he was mowing the grass.
The court heard how things came to a head late in the summer when Griese was both mowing his lawn and yodelling as the family were praying.The court said Griese's yodeling offended his next-door Muslim neighbors, who accused him of racist mockery by imitating the call of the Muezzin, a prayer chant while facing Mecca. Apparently no consideration was given to the fact that the Muezzin likely interfered with Griese's mowing and yodeling. After all, Islam deserves special considerations, right?
Police were called and it was him who was issued with a summons as tempers got heated.
He was charged with the arcane offences of "disparagement of religious symbols" usually reserved for neo-Nazis who desecrate Jewish graves - and 'hindering religious practice.'
In other "we must not offend Muslims because Islam is special" news: Red Cross offices in UK remove Christmas decorations to avoid offending Muslims (Geez .. we're talking about the Red freakin' "Cross")
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