From British daily The Guardian:
Austrian far-right leader Jörg Haider dies in car crash
Austrian president says death of controversial politician is a ‘human tragedy’
This may indeed look like a tragedy to Haider’s family and friends. But others may think that the end of Haider’s political career is in itself not a bad thing, though they may prefer that it would have happened not by death, but by Haider’s withdrawal from political life; or, better still, Haider’s repudiation of his praise of Adolf Hitler’s SS and economic policies, his anti-Semitism and other racism, and other disgusting policies.
Already, neo nazis on the Internet are propagating the newest of their myths: this time, of Haider supposedly having been killed by “the Muslims”. Yeah right, “the Muslims” and/or “the Jews” and/or “the communists” and/or “the liberals” etc. etc. etc. are to blame fo EVERYTHING; from your girlfriend breaking up with you to rainy weather to dry weather etc. etc. etc. [sarcasm off] The Austrian police has stated that Haider died while driving too fast while overtaking another car in a curve. But blaming “the racial enemy” is so much easier …
See also here.
- The Olympic Torch Relay’s Surprising Origins (history.com)
- Rupert Murdoch, ‘pro-Israel’ anti-Semite (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- New German party has its eye on the far-right torch (independent.co.uk)
- Fury as Nazi history fans wear uniforms for fun park party (thesun.co.uk)