Santa Claus Banned From Austria

 - Dec 3, 2006
References: theconservativevoice &
Anti-Santa campaigners claim Father Christmas 'scares children' and detracts from the true spirit of the festive season. In addition, Santa is being removed to accomodate Austria's rising Muslim population, "As Muslims continue to increase their populations in Western countries more western traditions are being removedâ€"said to be attributed to fears of offending Muslim groups."

Austria's biggest Christmas market is in front of the Vienna city hall where thousands of visitors march past stalls offering everything related to Xmas - except Santa.