My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shame on Austria....

This is unacceptable behavior...
Israeli fencer Daria Strelnikov won the gold medal at the cadet's fencing world championship in Austria Saturday night. However, as the 14-year-old athlete stood at the podium waiting to hear the Israeli national anthem, she was greeted by a disturbing quiet.

Strelnikov and a fellow teammate on the podium decided to fill in the silence by singing Hatikva themselves. They were joined by their coach, and other supporting voices in the crowd.


Blogger CanadianSense said...

Were they unprepared and did not find the music or do you think it was more sinister?

Could it have been a malfunction?

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

excuses, excuses, excuses.

8:58 AM  
Blogger kursk said...

The Article does not go into much detail.

Trust Austria, they are very keen to avoid accusations of antisemitism.If the anthem was not played, it was not intentional.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

There was an incident at the Comonwealth Games a few years back when the host country never had the Northern Irish National Anthem. As in this case, someone was sloppy but nobody thought anything sinister behind it so why would anyone, unless you were someone with a chip on their shoulder looking for anti-semitism everywhere as you obviously are, think this was sinister? In Austria of all places.

3:09 PM  
Blogger CanadianSense said...

Without details "proof" I don't go off screaming fire or scandal.

I leave that to the Liberals, econuts, conspiracy brigade to rally their forces.

3:16 PM  
Blogger GayandRight said...

I believe you when you say that the Austrians will do anything to not appear anti-semitic.

But, I can easily see some politically-correct idiots deciding to NOT play the Israeli national anthem.

Afterall, people will just theorize that it was a mechanical thing, a malfunction, or just sloppiness, right?

4:02 PM  
Blogger CanadianSense said...

Or they require "facts" of something sinister before rushing off to make a knee jerk reaction and branding people in a negative light.

I am open for a compelling case with facts, details if available.

Do you have any detail or facts besides what is already posted or do we take your word for it?

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Steven said...

You have to be a complete and utter idiot, wilfully blind, to state his was not intentional.

11:47 PM  

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