In Southern Europe the use of the “Moor’s Head” emblem or logo is widespread, for example in the flags of Corsica and Sardinia. The symbol refers to the centuries-long struggle to eject the Islamic invaders from the islands and littorals of Europe.
The following article from further north reports on the controversy surrounding a café in Germany called The Moor’s Head. The name is long-established, but has recently been targeted for cancellation by the woke brigades. Surprisingly, the restaurant is receiving widespread support from people who are sick of the ubiquitous PC bullying.
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Junge Freiheit:
Despite hostilities: “Café Mohrenkopf” [Moor’s Head] sticks to the name
The host of the “Café Mohrenkopf” in Ingolstadt landed a viral hit with a Facebook post. His complaint about bad Google reviews from people who object to the name but have never been there has now been liked by more than 167,000 people. Almost 30,000 commented on the post and it was shared 10,000 times. And he affirmed: “For the umpteenth time: THE NAME STAYS!!!!“
The innkeeper Claus Häring wrote about the bad reviews: “It annoys me. And it’s tremendous!!!” His employees did a “superb job, working their butts off for the café and our guests, cleaning, cooking, serving, keeping the café running, and they’re still in a good mood altogether “.
Now it’s raining 5-star reviews
The service is rated badly by some who “have never been to the café because the name is inappropriate.” He urges the whiners: “You’d better direct these negative things at me; after all I’m the bad guy, and not my employees.”
Google is now receiving masses of 5-star reviews for the “Café Mohrenkopf” — also from people who have never been there and openly write that they want to neutralize the negative reviews. One writes: “Please don’t give in to the hate-eating do-gooders who terrorize us!” Another formulates: “One would like to ban Karl May, the other the name Mohrenkopf. Even though it’s a nice café and a long-established name. The censorship is reminiscent of very bad times.” And another says: “Hopefully these brain-sick, red-green oafs don’t manage to get the name changed.” The café now has an average of 4.4 stars — an extremely high value, according to Google classified as “very good”.
Afterword from the translator:
I think it’s good that they didn’t fold and going to keep the name. Maybe these woke muddleheads should have a look where the name “Mohrenkopf” comes from? The term “Mohrenkopf” (also Othello or chocolate balls) is used for various small pastries. The term “Mohrenkopf” (head of a Moor) is a translation of the French Tête de Nègre and was first documented in Leipzig in 1892 . What a bunch of hopeless, deluded weirdoes they are, constantly looking for something to destroy because of their own prejudice.