Originally Posted by Neely
Yes, nothing wrong with that itself mentioning that Christians were not most peaceful religion on earth. Of course, there is always the risk of misinterpreting the message, we can't say for sure how it was originally meant. But the media likes this and you can guess that every such comment or line in the lyrics which sounds like a complaint about Islam growing bigger and bigger in Europe, that a Muezzin leads the call to prayers in a mosque in the Pope's 'hometown' will be examined very closely and critisized. And this was about at the same time his book "Mein K(r)ampf" came out. Lots of people who only saw the title and condemned it as Nazi piece, but never took a closer look at the actual content of this book, didn't like that all of course, just added fuel into the debate. He was, could have been misunderstood. He mostly got hammered in public for that, but it got quiet again around him soon after.
Thanks for the clarification on that and as for the politics behind the decision. It's not like Austria has the greatest reputation and something like this wouldn't have helped, though from what I gather I don't think Poier was trying to sneak in some right wing extremist message.