Monday, November 29, 2010

Muezzins? Yes! Yodelers? No!

Our German translator JLH sends this interesting little news story from Austria about the crackdown on an annoying yodeler. He says:

Here is a little item from Austria outside of Vienna that may be humorously horrifying. Politically Incorrect has a link to SOS-Oesterreich, where we find that ironically this Bosnian Muslim community that complained about the yodeling is the very one that is being allowed to build the first mosque with minaret in Graz. Just imagine Roy Rogers being handcuffed and led away from the microphone because he had offended some institution down the street that was blaring the call to prayer loud enough to rattle the dishes for a mile around.

And his translation from Politically Incorrect:

Styria: Yodeler Fined 800 Euros
November 27, 2010

Why is a blameless 63-year old retiree who yodeled while cutting his grass fined 800 Euros, you ask? Right: Muslims perceived the yodeling of Helmut G. to be an insult to their religious feelings. They complained to the court — and received justice.

The Austria KRONE online reports on an incredible judicial scandal. Helmut G. was busy on Friday afternoon, mowing his grass. “And because I was just in such a good mood, I yodeled along with it and sang a few songs,” says the retiree, speaking to the Styrian Crown. That was not all right with his neighbors — believing Muslims. They had gathered in their house at prayer hour, which was also broadcast into their yard by loudspeaker.

“Wasn’t Trying to Sound Like the Muezzin”

Consequently, several of them felt disturbed in their religious exercises by the grass-mowing 63-year old — and promptly reported him to the police. “In the statement it said that my yodeling sounded like the call of the muezzin,” Helmut G. shook his head, bewildered. “It was definitely not my intention to imitate him,” the Graz native assures us.

The court did not believe him and sentenced him to a fat fine. On Friday, the correlating confirmation trickled in. Helmut G.: “The Muslims pay no attention to any rules. We neighbors constantly have problems…”


Yeah, that’s how it is in Europe in the 21st century. Even yodeling retirees will gradually have to get used to it.

13 comments:

her said...

Give me a rendition of Vo Luzärn gäge Wäggis zue any day. May every minaret crumble and return to the sands from whence they came.

Solaris said...

What a lunatic world we live in, where yodeling is prohibited because it offends someone's religious sensibilities, these being the same people who didn't give a second to consider that their neighbors might not be so hot to get a muezzin bellowing at all hours. Of course the court ruled in favor of the Muslims - 63-year-old retirees hardly ever blow things up and riot when something offends them.

wheatington said...

Every native German in that town should yodel next Friday!

goethechosemercy said...

Yodeling is part of the indigenous culture.
The suit should never, ever have been brought.
Muslim offense is not the call to righteousness.
It is the call to totalitarianism.

Zenster said...

The land that invented yodeling assists in the mutilation of its own culture. A picture perfect example of self-loathing if ever there was one.

Solaris:Of course the court ruled in favor of the Muslims - 63-year-old retirees hardly ever blow things up and riot when something offends them.

A few more judicial abuses like this one and all of that could change.

Moccasin Molly said...

It would appear that in this dead serious game of offence and defence, it is he who goes on the offensive first who is deemed to be the "real" victim The law favours any and all self declared victims, and the declaration of victimhood at the drop of a hat, btw, is an ancient and well honed practice in the Muslim world. Perhaps it is time to brush up, getting into training for the Vienna Victim Olympics. By that reckoning, if the courts are designed so that the rights of Plaintiffs are meant to supersede the rights of Defendants, clearly the lesson here is to strike first. Be the one to complain about being a victim of their broadcast violation of noise laws before they can pre-emptively complain about your singing.

Zenster said...

Moccasin Molly: Perhaps it is time to brush up, getting into training for the Vienna Victim Olympics. By that reckoning, if the courts are designed so that the rights of Plaintiffs are meant to supersede the rights of Defendants, clearly the lesson here is to strike first.

Spot on! In the absence of all out kinetic warfare, it is a race to the courthouse door.

This is just one more example of Muslims weaponizing the very finest aspects of Western culture against us. Normally, tolerance is a virtue, especially for another's own religious sensitivities.

In this case, Muslim religious sensitivities well exceed the infinitiy of the universe and, per Einstein, may well challenge the limits of human stupidity.

These is a bumper sticker that reads:

STUPIDITY SHOULD BE PAINFUL

If, indeed, Muslim religious sensitivities challenge the very limits of human stupidity for their near-infinite capacity to take offense, then we need to make Islam's horse race with human stupidity painful in the extreme.

First to complain, first to sue, first to court, first to boycott, first to do anything and everything it takes to make Muslim life miserable without exception.

Basta ya!

Gregory said...

I just can't understand what is wrong with judges who make judgements like that against their own indigineous citizens. What are they? Afraid that if they don't find for the foreigner, that the foreigner will come and murder him/her? The citizens should give that judge a couple of unpaid months off for mental re-stabilizing.

EscapeVelocity said...

Dhimmis have to learn their place.

MORFINY BOOKS WORLD REVIEW said...

Almost, but sadly not quite, unbelievable.
The cacaphony from mosques is a bane on communities all over the world, yet a nice old Austrian gets the police after him for yodelling.
It's the sort of thing you'd make up as a joke.
But it's a tragedy.
I'll ask Ross's Right Angle to do a post on the racket non-Muslims suffer in Jakarta!

charlotte said...

Next time have a dance party with loud pop music playing and lots of alcoholic drinks and women in skimpy clothes!They cannot stop you if you are having a party in normal hours.

gsw said...

Graz has a Yodelling club.

He could invite them around for a Yodel Bar-b-Q to celebrate the Solstice - with lots of nice Würstchen und Schweinekotletten!

Actually the Jodel-Group should be contesting this as it definitely affe4cts their cultural freedoms.

DWMF said...

Are the mad mullahs going to dig up poor old Frank Ifield and stone him?