Austrian Freedom Party ‘declares war on English speakers’

Lederhosen, schnapps and Nazi sympathisers

The Austrian Freedom Party appear to have begun their charm offensive to win over world opinion. With the accent on offensive. Now junior members of the Austrian Government, those much maligned people are not anti-everything and anti-everybody. Just anti-most things and most people, as the English-language section on "their" Web site shows. Actually, it's a spoof, as many German and Austrian readers have pointed out. But it kind of sums up our feelings about The AFP (and no, we don't dislike Austrians. Just Nazis). So here goes. Here, for posterity, is the message in full: "Welcome to the Austrian Freedom Party For our non german (sic) speaking guests we have a message in Engish(sic): Learn German or fuck off! Visit our German Hompage (sic) And here, if you must, is the real AFP web site. ®

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