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Arab Muslims Love Austria (but Austrians are unimpressed)

Wearing Out Their Welcome

When the Arabs come to  town, others stay away: the men treat the waiters and other hotel personnel like second class humans. Many regular guests and visitors from the Netherlands and Germany are being scared off.

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In the midst of the raging economic crisis, with the tourist industry in Austria experiencing a dramatic drop, the number of Arab visitors to Austria vacation spots remains the same. Even though Middle Eastern tourists are propping up the Austrian economy, not all Austrians are happy with the ethnic shift in the tourist industry.

Our Austrian correspondent ESW has translated an article from the print edition of NEWS magazine, published on August 13, 2009:

The Arabs are coming…

…and are spending a lot of money. Tourists from the Middle East spend more money during their vacation than all the others.

…but many don’t want them. In Zell am See, many restaurant owners are ranting against the Arabs.

Luxury tourists. Large Arab families are on tour in Austria and leave millions in the country. Still, not all of them are popular everywhere.

Zell am See Arabs 1“Zell am See is prostituting itself,” rants Hermann Mosshammer in a regional magazine. “I want to be able to walk around town five years from now without a muezzin calling to prayer from a church tower.” He owns two cafés in Zell am See and has a problem with the tourists who hail from the Arabian peninsula. The lake, the mountains, the glacier: all wonders of nature in the Pinzgau [a district of Salzburg, an Austrian province] attract holiday makers from Dubai, Qatar, and other places.

Seventeen percent of all summer tourists in Zell am See are from the Arabian gulf. In July and August 2008, approximately 100,000 Arabs visited the city of 9,700 inhabitants, thereby saving the already limping summer tourism numbers. Austria’s capital, Vienna, also profits from this boom: there were a remarkable 137,000 overnight stays [an Austrian euphemism to count tourist stays] from Arab countries in 2008.

But not everyone is excited about the boom. Café owner Mr. Mosshammer is not alone in his opinion. NEWS visited Zell am See and many restaurant owners support what polls have shown: Eighty percent of those polled want to stop all promotional activities in Arab countries. More specifically, it is those in the restaurant and catering business who do not benefit from the Arab boom who do not see the exotic visitors as cash-cows saving their summer business, but who see them as part of a cultural problem.

“All the veiled women in their burqas are changing the appearance of our town. The men treat the waiters and other hotel personnel like second class humans. Many regular guests and visitors from the Netherlands and Germany are being scared off. We need a new and healthier mix of guests,” an agitated restaurant owner, requesting anonymity, tells NEWS.

Millions from the Middle East.

Zell am See Arabs 2Such polemics are problematic and economically fatal, especially in a year of crisis such as 2009, in which tourism numbers in Austria are expected to dip by 3.5%. It is the Gulf Arab holidaymakers who can save the tourism industry from a total collapse. Sheikhs tend to vacation with a different budget compared to central Europeans. The national average shows that visitors from the Middle East spend at least 30 percent more than all other tourists; they stay at five-star hotels, often with their extended families, and shopping is their favorite activity while vacationing.

There is no crisis mode.

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Hotel Judenrein, Austria

Austrian Hotel: No Jews Allowed

by Yehudah Lev Kay            We’re back in 1938!
haus_so(IsraelNN.com) A hotel in Austria has refused a request by a Jewish family of seven from Vienna to lodge. The hotel owner told the family by email that the room was available, but she did not want to host Jewish guests because of “bad experiences in the past.”

The incident occurred at the Haus Sonnenhof apartment hotel in the village of Serfaus. The surrounding region is popular with Orthodox Jewish tourists. Local hotel owners said the incident would be bad for the tourist industry in the area.

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Austria: Susanne Winter convicted of anti-Muslim incitement

* A sign of worse to come. Another victory for the ummah, and a black day for free speech: curiously, it wasn’t Susanne Winter who was inciting violence, it was the soldiers of Allah who threatened to kill her when she said Muhammad was a pedophile. But the politically correct Nazi’s in Austria are prostrating themselves towards Mecca:

                              

Vienna – Earth Times:  Austrian far-right parliamentarian Susanne Winter was convicted Thursday of incitement because of her anti-Muslim statements, including the claim that Islam’s prophet Mohammed was a paedophile. A court in Winter’s home town of Graz also found the 51-year-old politician guilty of humiliating a religion. She was sentenced to a fine of 24,000 euros (31,000 dollars) euros and a suspended prison term of three months, Austrian news agency APA reported.

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Austria: Susanne Winter sentenced to death by stoning

From the ‘truth is no defense’ department

* Well, not its not quite that bad, not yet. But what does it take to get your attention? Give it time, it will come to that. Given that the Dutch inquisition is going to any length to shut up (and down) Geert Wilders just proves that things are worse than we thought in EUrabia. Ayaan Ali Hirsi found refuge in the US after she was driven out of the Netherlands, but is she safe? And the PC-establishment of Austria is eager enough to prostrate themselves to the Islamic invasion to the point of no return. 

* Sign the petition, here!

Susanne Winter

       * JW: Austrian politician Susanne Winter convicted of “anti-Muslim incitement” 

Austrian “far-right” legislator convicted of anti-Muslim incitement

Earth Times

Vienna – Austrian far-right parliamentarian Susanne Winter was convicted Thursday of incitement because of her anti-Muslim statements, including the claim that Islam’s prophet Mohammed was a paedophile. A court in Winter’s home town of Graz also found the 51-year-old politician guilty of humiliating a religion. She was sentenced to a fine of 24,000 euros (31,000 dollars) euros and a suspended prison term of three months, Austrian news agency APA reported.

* Previous: Austria on the abyss: Susanne Winter loses immunity for telling the truth about the Islamic prophet Muhammad

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Austria's 'far-right' leader dies in car accident

Accident or assassination? 

              

* Highly suspicious. The car ‘veered off the road for unknown reasons’. Something stinks!

* Updates keep coming in: 

There is a lot of talk going on about the hole in the roof of the car.

Only recently Haider opened a facility high in the mountains to lock up criminal asylumseekers to improve security in his federal state. The left and the Ultra Left where talking about “associations with the politics of the Nazis.”Dedicated enemies enough…  

* Update: the fascist Lizard on LGF smears Haider in death

* Take a quick look at the comments:  more hateful and obsessive than the lunatic Koz Kidz! 

* And what was Haiders crime?  According to this article here he  wanted to lock up criminal asylum seekers. But no. No can do. The “Carinthian committee for humanity and tolerance”is opposed:  “This is not good for the integration of our asylum seekers”,

* If LGF were a country it would be an oppressive dictatorship that jails dissidents and encourages hate mobs to mock the dead.

                           

VIENNA (AFP) — Austrian far-right leader Joerg Haider died in a road accident on Saturday, the country’s APA news agency reported quoting the police.


 

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