The ‘Grey Wolves/Turk problem’ in Austria.
Will a ban on a greeting produce any positive results or is this symbolism over substance?
* Quite honestly, the ban on this “greeting” of the Grey Wolves is only symbolic. If not backed up by swift and meaningful punishment, it may prove counterproductive.
Banning a greeting, no matter how repulsive, will do little to combat Turkish extremists and rampant multicult. The problem runs much deeper and will require bolder action, including a whole new way of thinking regarding visas, deportation and both legal and illegal immigration.
Due to previous Austrian governments (before the FPO) which blindly followed Berlin’s path, Austria is facing major challenges regarding large scale migration from alien cultures. Many Turks (not all) have no desire to integrate into a culture they reject.
Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) said, “Those who do not abide by our rules and laws will be shown that we will not be intimidated.”
It’s now up to Kurz to show Austrians the specific actions he will take to back up his words.
– Since March 1, in addition to symbols of the terrorist organizations Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, various nationalist symbols, including the so-called wolf greeting of the Turkish “Gray Wolves”, are prohibited.
This did not prevent hundreds of Turks from responding to tweets by with photos of the banned nationalist greeting. Kurz did not want to be intimidated by that.
In response to threats from the “Gray Wolves”, the chancellor told krone.at: “People and organizations that do not accept or specifically combat our basic democratic values have no place in our country. That applies to right and left radicalism as well as to political Islam.”
“Our free and liberal democracy is a great asset that needs to be protected,” says Kurz. “That’s why I will not be dissuaded after the ‘Gray Wolves’ campaign. Those who do not abide by our rules and laws will be shown that we will not be intimidated.”
* The ball is in Sebastian Kurz’s court now. How will he respond?