Saturday, 17 December 2016

On Thursday the Austrian ambassador [to Germany], Dr. Nikolaus Marschik, issued invitations to a reception in the embassy. 
There Aiman Mazyek, chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, was to present his new book ("What do Muslims make of Christmas?"). The evangelical pastor Margot Käßmann would give an introductory speech. Then there would be a "cosy gathering with winter delicacies". 
I was interested why, on the 4th day of Advent, there would be "winter delicacies" instead of "Christmas delicacies". 
A lady from the embassy told me on the telephone that the name "winter delicacies" was chosen out of consideration for Islam. That was only fair towards Muslims, she said.
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2 comments:

  1. Austrian supermarkets, such as Hofer, have been marketing Wintertraum (winter dream) biscuits for years.People need to vote with their wallets and their feet to make clear what they think of this cynical, ruthless and genocidal attitude by companies, not just grubby, corrupt and worthless politicos.

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  2. The longer you put up with invaders, the more they will take from your religion, your lifestyle, your freedoms, your wallet and your beliefs. A slow, government sponsored infiltration is none the less an invasion.

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