Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
What did he actually say?
After his success in 2003 he tried again qualifying for the Grand Prix last year by winning the Austrian National Contest and he competed with a song "Good Old Europe is dying" which involved a line that said something like "and due to Mohammed aggrandizing well, the Muezzin will soon sing in Rome" (my own translation, original was like: 'und weil Mohammed sich so gut vermehrt, singt schon bald in Rom der Muezzin'). He replaced it for the final show, but you could guess he still got slagged off for that.
His whole song could be seen quite controversial it also involved a line where he made a reference to Christians wearing swords and praising the occident which was fading away, according to him.
He still had his fanbase and got more total votes than the winner at the end, but the people in charge responsible for the voting procedures and the organization of this qualifying event made sure he would not leave this contest as a winner to enter the Grand Prix and European Stage again.