A float at the Austrian carnival in Maissau has provoked outrage and given rise to a criminal investigation. It contained provocative messages such as "Shariah Police" and "Islam gives you wings" alongside a picture showing hanged men with the head of the Austrian Chancellor superimposed.
As we saw in Germany yesterday, the presence of Islam and ethnic diversity inevitably give rise to restrictions on freedom. Part of the original idea behind these carnivals was to mock official platitudes and satirise the actions of the elites. But when it comes to Islam and diversity, it seems, this no longer applies.