We are now informed that, in an unprecedented decision, a Swedish council has decided that a mosque in Stockholm can install speakers on its minaret to call its people to prayer. The speakers will be audible within (unless it is a typo) two kilometres, which covers the territory of a small-ish city. Whilst It might be true that the local community is composed prevalently of Muslim immigrants, two km of radius is an awful lot of space, so this should be fun for a lot of people.
One sees here political correctness at work. Sweden certainly has laws concerning sound pollution & Co., but it was evidently decided a local community can make its own rules. One wonders, then, what prevents this community from having its own laws in matter of pork eating, alcohol drinking, honour killing, infibulation, and the like.
Political correctness does not think logically. Actually, it does not think at all. Its only aim is to please minorities whilst letting another minority of PC-nutcases look good, and expecting subservience (which they generally get, particularly in Sweden) from the herd.
The sublime irony of this is that PC at some point turns against those who have promoted or tolerated it. Countless non-Muslim Swedes will now be forced to hear the Lamentations of the muezzin very early in the morning, which should make for a good start of the day.
Believe it or not, Sweden is a country where men pay the same as women (that is: a lot of money) to go to the barber, because it is considered “discriminating” to make different prices for men and women. So you see the local eunuchs have a certain practice in political correctness already, and are already – and deservedly so – paying the price of their own effeminacy.
They had it coming, and I hope they’ll have fun.
If you want a new email with Google, you must answer a question about your “gender”.
Choices: male, female, and “other”.
Mind, it doesn’t say “prefer not to say” (my gender is, in the end, none of Google’s business). It says “other”.
I have tried to select “other” to see if it worked. It did.
Alas, I’ll take my new email address from another provider.