Thursday, March 01, 2007

Aieee! The Pigs Are Coming!

On a lighter note…

The haram oinkers are about to frighten the followers of the Prophet one more time, this time in Norway.

It’s important to remember that the blood of the Vikings runs through the veins of the Norwegians as well the Danes. Are the good folk of Bergen imitating their southern cousins? Or do they think up these tactics all by themselves?

From yesterday’s Aftenposten:

Pig tactics threatened

The pigs are coming!Norwegian anti-immigration politicians in Bergen have promised to chase off Muslims with pigs feet and squealing noises if Bergen’s central square is used for prayers

The leader of the Demokratene, an extreme populist party formed by outcasts of the populist Progress Party, Vidar Kleppe, said Wednesday that he backed the remarks of city council representative Kenneth Rasmussen.

Rasmussen reacted with threats of porcine tactics after Labour Party politician Jerad Abdelmajid said that the city’s Muslims could take their Friday prayers in Torgallmenningen, Bergen’s central square, when they will be without a mosque from March 31. Building of a new mosque is behind schedule.

Abdelmajid’s announcement provoked heated public debate.

“I completely agree with Kenneth Rasmussen that Muslims having their Friday prayers with their butts in the air in the city center is no solution. They can find other places,” Kleppe told news agency NTB.
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Kenneth Rasmussen told newspaper Dagbladet’s web site that Bergen residents should hang up pig’s feet and play pig squeals over loudspeakers to scare off Muslims, and claimed these tactics worked when he was a soldier for the United Nations in Somalia and Lebanon in the 1990s.

Kleppe was willing to admit that this was provocative, but that it was correct of his party colleague to propose vigorous solutions.

“It is healthy with lively debates… his main point is surely that Bergen’s residents do not appreciate Friday prayers in the city’s main square,” Kleppe said.

“This will do more damage than good. A threat does not justify another threat, no matter who proposes it,” entrepreneur Shahzad Rana told newspaper VG. “Here there have been provocations from both sides. Is it not possible for them to sit down and talk?” Rana asked.

Something sounds familiar here. Provocations from both sides… Sit down and talk…

I know! It’s a recap of the Oslo peace process!

Let’s call it “The Bergen Accords”.

Hat tip: Kepiblanc, via email.


Dymphna said...

This reminds me of that city or town in Michigan that had all the problems with the loudspeakers from the mosque calling the local Muslims to prayer.

Here it is, in mid-story:

Michigan City Council OKs Muslim Prayer Over Loudspeaker

I think the Muslims were eventually reined in and had to quit with the loudspeakers.

Funny how they object to so much that is modern, but disruptive loudspeakers are somehow okay.

heroyalwhyness said...

The minute the prayer rugs are flung on the square, announce first annual open competition for best imitation of Stuck MOJO's "Open Season"