63-Year-Old Austrian Fined 800 Euros for Yodeling, Offended Muslim Neighbors
A 63-year-old Austrian citizen, Helmut G., was recently fined 800 Euros for yodeling while mowing his lawn. Apparently his next-door neighbors, who are Muslim and right in the middle of prayer, were offended by the yodeling because it resembled the call of the Muezzin.
In Muslim tradition, the Muezzin is the chosen person at a mosque who leads the call to prayer at Friday services and the five daily times for prayer from one of the mosque's minarets.
This is ridiculous! If you don't want to hear yodeling, then don't live in Austria, a country known for its traditional yodeling.
According to Helmut:
"It was not my intention to imitate or insult them. I simply started to yodel a few tunes because I was in such a good mood."
A few years ago, Americans could be assured that a case like this would never even make it to court, but with the current "politically correct" Administration, who knows, could something like this could happen in America too?