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Yodelling offends praying Muslims, say judges

An Austrian has been fined for yodelling while mowing his lawn, according to a report.

The Kronen Zeitung newspaper claims Helmut G. was told by a court in Graz, Styria, that his yodelling offended his next-door Muslim neighbours.

The men reportedly accused the 63-year-old of having tried to mock and imitate the call of the Muezzin. The daily paper writes the Austrian was fined 800 Euros after judges ruled he could have tried to offend them and ridicule their belief. The Muslims, whose nationalities were not revealed by the report, were right in the middle of a prayer when the Austrian started to yodel.

"It was not my intention to imitate or insult them. I simply started to yodel a few tunes because I was in such a good mood" the man told the newspaper today (Mon).

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  • Waco Johnny Dean wrote on 02. 12. 2010 from Waco, Texas

    The world is going crazy if a man is fined for yodelling (fact) for what "could" have offended some people (only a surmise - & not a proven fact). Who really should be punished? The judges, of course!


  • oliver wrote on 01. 12. 2010 from Austria

    Obviously the story is not true, as usual with articles by the "Krone". Read here: You may use Google Translate if you don't understand enough german...


  • free` wrote on 01. 12. 2010 from USA

    This is insane.


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