White Austrian Atheist Wears Pasta Strainer As Offical Religious Headgear
Only people of a faith can wear headgear on driving licences in Austria. So, Mr Alm declared himself a pastafarian, a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
It would be tempting to see Mr Alm’s move as a statement on religion and personal freedoms. But Anorak just sees a white man picking his targets in a country where racism is institutionalised. Do white Christians wear hats to define their faith? No. Do Muslims and Jews. Yes. The word of his made up religion is a play of Rastafarianism, an Afro-centric belief system that has yet to sporn either a Crusade or global terror network.
Alm picks soft targets. His rebellion is nothing of the sort – it just looks like a neat way of mocking funny foreigners. Alm should be made to wear a sieve on his head at all times…