But, you be the judge.
Now Ewald Stadler from BZÖ
Mr federal minister, I want to make a request – and knowing that this debate will be followed closely at the Turkish embassy I will give it in the exact wording:
The federal minister for European and International Affairs is requested to declare the Turkish ambassador Kadri Ecvet Tezca‚ persona non grata’ and demand his immediate dismissal
Gentlemen,of the turkish embassy – I am not going to be as polite as my colleague van der Bellen falling on my knees speaking of your “excellency”.
No, “gentlemen” of the turkish embassy – there are no ladies there, Gentlemen“ of the Turkish embassy, members of parliament,
Let me begin with a murder case. 3rd June 2010- not that long ago, federal minister in the city of Iskenderun, Archbishop Luigi Padovese was stabbed eight times into the heart, by a 26-year-old muslim Murat Altun, screaming “allahu akhbar" “Allah is the greatest!”
The archbishop ran from his garden onto the streets calling for help – in vain. Here the perpetrator cut off his head, leaving it to hang from the body on a piece of skin.
Many priests have been murdered in Turkey since 2008, one in the year 2008…….
What did you say? “What’s with the drama?” I know that you do not care for this drama. These are your friends! You should be ashamed, thats why you don’t like it!
Thats the reason! – I have been waiting for this. Your devotion to freedom of religion is nothing but pure hypocrisy. When a catholic archbishop’s head is cut off, there is no reaction!
And now let me address the gentlemen of the Turkish embassy:
I can’t even imagine the uproar if somebody touched a muslim imam or some other religiously esteemed muslim - It doesn’t makes sense to call them “spiritual” leaders anyway- never has a representative of your religion been assaulted, but this happens every year in your country.
Take note of that ambassador, Foreign minister, we did not ask you to send us all the illiterates of Anatolia. Turkey sent them here. We haven’t asked you to send up your stone-age islamists from Anatolia either.
People who bury their 16 year-old daughters alive, for having “extramarital relationships” as it happened 2 years ago. We did not ask you to do that!
Ms. Muhltonnen do you have any compassion for this 16-year old, whom was buried alive? She wasn’t a catholic, so you ARE allowed to feel sorry for her.
We did not tell you to send them here! The Turks sent them up here!
And then he (the ambassador) complains that they are not integrated, while at the same time telling them not to integrate.
All the while Erbakan travels around European countries declaring integration and assimilation “a crime against turkishness”!
Thats how it is!
Ladies and gentlemen from the governing coalition, with your romantics of tolerance and “devotion” to human rights
Do you know there is a law in Turkey – §301 in the Turkish lawbook which means that if someone had said the things the ambassador said, only directed towards Turkey. he would be convicted as a criminal.
§301 criminalizes “belittlement of the Turkish nation, state, republic, institutions” which will lead to between 6 months and 2 years imprisonement.
This is the Turkey, now telling us what to do!
Mr. Ambassador enter the Orient Express and go back to Istanbul, your wonderland!
I am telling you…
I am telling you, this country is not exclusively made up of tolerance romantics, there are also people sick and tired of the oneway-street tolerance babble which you feed on, Mr. Ambassador.
You are exploiting it, no?
And I have to tell you, a few people in politics will not accept this and the voters outside, do not accept it at all, I can tell you that for sure
After the jump are further comments and richness of translation, and some other posts giving good background. Bruce Thornton's post gives interesting context of what was taking place during Stadler's speech.Please feel free to comment but I would be grateful if you could keep the tone reasonably polite.