Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Empire Strikes Back


The Empire Strikes Back

That would be the Austro-Hungarian Empire, of course, or rather its modern-day major components.  Fresh on the heels of Hungary’s Viktor Orban causing trouble with the Muzzies in Budapest comes this news from just over the border:

Austria’s right-wing government plans to shut down seven mosques and expel up to 40 foreign-funded imams in crackdown against Islamist ideology
I love that the Austria’s (democratically-elected) government is branded “far-right”, when a cursory examination of the parts of their platform not to do with immigration reveals that they’re about equivalent to centrist Democrats (if any such thing still exists) — i.e. closer to the sainted John F. Kennedy’s political philosophy than to anything truly rightwing. -Kim

Austria said today it could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families and would shut down seven mosques as part of a crackdown on ‘political Islam’ that was described as ‘just the beginning’, triggering fury in Ankara.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the government is shutting a hardline Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community that runs six mosques. [FULL]


Eskyman said...

Kim du Toit is 100% correct (as he almost always is.)

It's quite remarkable that so many people who think of themselves as centrists, or maybe slightly to the right of the median, are being labelled "far-right" just because they disagree with the notion that everyone should leave their country's doors open to any thugs who may want to come in and commit crimes. That's the media for you, or as the Blogfather said, "Democrats with bylines."

I'm puzzled by the cartoon, though- usually Ramirez hits the ball out of the park, but I just don't understand this one. Bats flying out of a (mosque) belfry? Carrying something I can't make out? What does it all mean? Someone who gets it please help!

Anonymous said...

Big round of applause for leaders with brains and balls!!
Lt Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

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