Sunday, November 29, 2009

Swiss vote to ban minarets

Note the way the BBC states "there are only four minarets in Switzerland" as if to say, tsk, what harm is four little weensy minarets gonna do ya huh? Hmm, yeah, but no mention of not one church being allowed in all of Saudi Arabia. Not one church, not one temple, in fact, you may not practice your religion openly in Saudi Arabia. Nice. They give nothing but whitey is expected to bend over backwards to accommodate muslims.

Four minarets is still four too many. This moment then is an example of whitey finally catching a wake up. And it's not complex, the solution ultimately would be simple. When Saudi Arabia reciprocates by allowing churches and temples to be built within its borders in the same numbers it is financing mosque construction in the West then perhaps we can talk about "fair". Until then Amnesty Intl and leftwing douchebags, tell the ragheads to roll up their prayer mats and piss off until we see some quid pro quo.

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Swiss voters have supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets, official results show.

More than 57% of voters and 22 out of 26 cantons - or provinces - voted in favour of the ban.

The proposal had been put forward by the Swiss People's Party, (SVP), the largest party in parliament, which says minarets are a sign of Islamisation.

The government opposed the ban, saying it would harm Switzerland's image, particularly in the Muslim world. [aw shame...]

But Martin Baltisser, the SVP's general secretary, told the BBC: "This was a vote against minarets as symbols of Islamic power."

The BBC's Imogen Foulkes, in Bern, says the surprise result is very bad news for the Swiss government which fears unrest among the Muslim community. [wooooo... kick them out]

Our correspondent says voters worried about rising immigration - and with it the rise of Islam - have ignored the government's advice. In a statement, the government said it accepted the decision.

It said: "The Federal Council (government) respects this decision. Consequently the construction of new minarets in Switzerland is no longer permitted."

Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said: "Concerns [about Islamic fundamentalism] have to be taken seriously.

"However, a ban on the construction of new minarets is not a feasible means of countering extremist tendencies."

She sought to reassure Swiss Muslims, saying the decision was "not a rejection of the Muslim community, religion or culture". [oh yes it is]

Switzerland is home to some 400,000 Muslims and has just four minarets.

After Christianity, Islam is the most widespread religion in Switzerland, but it remains relatively hidden. ['hidden' until it reaches critical mass then see what happened in Greece, France, Spain, UK...]

Supporters of a ban claimed that allowing minarets would represent the growth of an ideology and a legal system - Sharia law - which are incompatible with Swiss democracy.

But others say the referendum campaign incited hatred. On Thursday the Geneva mosque was vandalised for the third time during the campaign, according to local media. [close the stupid thing down, do a proper job]

Amnesty International said the vote violated freedom of religion and would probably be overturned by the Swiss supreme court or the European Court of Human Rights. [sheesh, here comes the leftwing cavalry.. hey, any word on Saudi Arabia's refusal to allow Christians and Jews and Buddhists their "human rights" to practice their religion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? No...? Because the muslims will have your heads? Oh, I understand...]

'Political symbol'

The president of Zurich's Association of Muslim Organisations, Tamir Hadjipolu, told the BBC: "This will cause major problems because during this campaign mosques were attacked, which we never experienced in 40 years in Switzerland. [because people are fed up]

"Islamaphobia has increased intensively." [and that's a bad thing? How?]

And there was dismay among Switzerland's Muslims upon hearing the result. [welcome to whitey kicking you in the gonads for a change]

Farhad Afshar, president of the Coordination of Islamic Organisations in Switzerland, said: "The most painful thing for us is not the ban on minarets but the symbol sent by this vote. "Muslims do not feel accepted as a religious community." [ding dong, the bell has tolled]

Elham Manea, co-founder of the Forum for a Progressive Islam, added: "My fear is that the younger generation will feel unwelcome. [they can always leave]

"It's a message that you are not welcome here as true citizens of this society." [like I said, assimilate or fu*k off, it's kinda how it works]

Sunday's referendum was held after the SVP collected 100,000 signatures from voters within 18 months calling for a vote.

In recent years countries across Europe have been debating how best to integrate Muslim populations. [the Swiss have set a precedent. Stop mosques, stop muslim immigration, things will quickly "integrate"]

France focused on the headscarf, while in Germany there was controversy over plans to build one of Europe's largest mosques. - Read full article at BBC

4 Opinion(s):

Viking said...

Great news.
Had Switzerland been in the EU of course, it would not have been allowed, despite the democratic vote.

And if the muslims kick up a fuss and threaten violence? Great - an excuse to show them the door.

Anonymous said...

Hallalujah! Someone in Europe has finally seen the light! Let's hope this is the start of many more such articles. The muslim creep is getting serious and when you look at England, France, Sweden etc etc, etc then maybe the happy clappy brigade will catch a wake up and see what's going on (which is highly unlikely). If not, they can always move to Saudi where their women get to walk 3 steps behind the men and get whipped/stoned/beheaded if they wear the wrong clothes.

Anonymous said...

There's a lot to be said for Direct Democracy, the political system Switzerland uses. IT WORKS! The people have the power, not the government. It's how every country in Europe should be run. I think if that were the case muslims would be in for a very, very nasty surprise.

Well done Switzerland for giving the paedophile worshippers a good ole kick in the nuts!

Doberman said...

@ anon 7:09, indeed. Well done the Swiss for seeing thru the peecee BS.