Tuesday, December 20, 2016

AUSTRIAN EMBASSY: “Christmas” delicacies renamed “Winter” delicacies so as not to offend Muslims

The Austrian ambassador to Germany, Dr. Nikolaus Marschik, issued invitations to a reception at the embassy, where Aiman Mazyek, chairman of the Central Council of Muslims, was to present his new book entitled “What do Muslims make of Christmas?”

Via (h/t DMF) The evangelical pastor Margot Käßmann would give an introductory speech. Then there would be a “cozy 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 that the name “winter delicacies” was chosen out of consideration for Islam. That was only fair towards Muslims, she said. (Well, I guess we now know what Muslims make of Christmas)

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