Friday, April 20, 2007

A Threat of "Porcine Tactics" Against Muslims

My comrade Sean Smith of the Wilmore City Ale House sent me news from Norway, where anti-immigrant politicians threatened to use "porcine tactics" to chase Muslims from the public square in Bergen (left) if they use it for prayer while awaiting completion of their mosque. According to the article in Aftenposten, a city council member named Kenneth Rasmussen suggested that "Bergen residents should hang up pig's feet and play pig squeals over loudspeakers to scare off Muslims, and claimed these tactics worked when he was a soldier for the United Nations in Somalia and Lebanon in the 1990s." Lovely. Apparently, though, this was just a threat, as I've found no articles that indicate that members of the "extreme populist party" ever did anything. I guess they were just trying to be "provocative."

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