Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Austria and Anti-Semitism
"We are all Gaza"
"Worker help for Palestine"
"The anti-Israel activists yelled “Freedom for Palestine” and “Down with Israel,” and a group of Austrian Muslims blasted repeatedly in Arabic “Death to the Jews.” Laster said the Austrian authorities, including the domestic intelligence agency (Verfassungschutz), must increase their efforts to combat “Islamic extremism.” He criticized the lax approach of Austrian police officials who waved off the anti-Jewish rhetoric as merely a protest against Israel."
Austria is a country that aside from its beautiful scenery doesn't have much to be proud of . This is the country that gave us Adolf Hitler (and Arnold Schwarzenegger). This is the country that welcomed the Anschluss with Germany with open arms. In the days following their annexation with the Third Reich, they forced Jews to scrape the sidewalks with tooth brushes.In the first (and major )war crimes trial at Nuremberg, one of the defendants, Ernst Kaltenbrunner (hanged) was an Austrian, while another, Athur Seyss-Inquart (hanged), grew up in Austria.
Yet, following World War 11, this same nation managed to pass itself off as another victim of the Nazis-an occupied country-if you will. This is the country that elected Kurt Waldheim as its president even knowing his past. Among the nations that currently bow and scrape to the Arab world and curse Israel, Austria is at or neat the top. This, of course, has repercussions for the few Jews who live their now. Finally, this is the country that prosecuted and convicted a woman named Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff for saying critical things about Islam.
Now comes this:
Austria should be embarrassed.