Skip to comments.BRUSSELS BANS CHRISTMAS TREES because they are offensive to Muslims
Posted on 11/09/2012 7:27:25 PM PST by massmike
Whos next? London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Dearborn? Until last year there was an annual Christmas tree standing in the center of the Grote Market in Brussels. Councillor Bianca Debaets regrets that this year the traditional Market tree will not be there. I suspect that the reference to the Christian religion was the decisive factor, she added.
he City has announced that there will be no tree at the Grote Markt this year. It will be replaced by an exhibit of lights that looks like an Evergreen tree. Debaets is not happy with that decision as she sees Christmas being gradually replaced by Winter Celebration terminology. Not that the Christmas tree is a Christian religious symbol, but the tree obviously is a reference to Christmas itself, which is why it has been banished from the Market. And thats a shame.
Debaets think a historical and multireligious city should keep the historical traditions alive while allowing all ideologies (even the violent ones like Islam?). For a lot of people (Muslims) who are not Christians, the tree there is offensive to them, she concluded.
Whats next? Debaets wondered. Will all eggs be banned from the city because they are symbolic of Easter? Is this what Brussels has become a Muslim city?
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it’s coming folks
The religion of peace isn’t as concerned with offending Christians,it would seem,as the libs of the world are about “offending” THEM!
Sheeeeez, even Japan and Korea celebrate Christmas. Its the most happiest time of the year.
Christmas lights in a tree shape are still too evocative of Christmas.
I suggest a tasteful, tree-shaped array of Mohammed cartoons.
I heard there is no Christmas
In the silly Middle East
No trees, no snow, no Santa Claus
They have different religious beliefs
They believe in Muhammad
And not in our holiday
And so every December
I go to the Middle East and say
Hey there Mr. Muslim
Merry fing Christmas
Put down that book the Koran
And hear some holiday wishes.
In case you havent noticed
Its Jesuss birthday.
So get off your heathen Muslim ass
and f-ing celebrate.
I think the tradition of firing guns on new years eve should begin a week sooner, and for effect.
Where do they fire guns as a tradition on New Year’s Eve?
Let’s ban Belgian chocolates.
Give me an effin’ break.
We have enough fur trees for several generations of Christmas trees on our land in Tennessee. We will always shine a Christmas tree.
Chant of the New Years Shooters
Good morning to you, sir. We wish you a happy New Year,
Great health, long life, which God may bestow
So long as you stay here below. May he bestow the house you're in,
Where you go out and you go in. Time by moments steals away,
First the hour and then the day. Small the lost days may appear,
But they soon mount up to a year. Thus another year is gone,
And now it is no more of our own, but if it brings our promises good
As the year before the flood, but let none of us forget
It has left us much in debt, a favor from the Lord received
Since which our spirits hath been grieved. Marked by the unerring hand,
Thus in His book our record stands. Who can tell the vast amounts
Placed to each our accounts? But while you owe the debt is large,
You may plead a full discharge. But poor and selfish sinners say,
What can you to justice pay? Trembling last for life is past
And into prison you may be cast. Happy is the believing soul,
Christ for you has paid the whole. We have this New Year's morning
Called you by your name, and disturbed you from your rest,
But we hope no harm by the same. As we ask, come tell us your desire,
And if it be your desire, our guns and pistols they shall fire.
Since we hear of no defiance, you shall hear the art of science.
When we pull trigger and powder burns, you shall hear the roaring of our guns;
Oh, daughters of righteousness, we will rise and warm our eyes
And bless our hearts, for the old year's gone and the New Year's come
And for good luck, we'll fire our guns!
Funny I used to live in Dubai and there was Christmas stuff all over.
What, if anything, is our breaking point?
Sadly, things have changed. The snake will eat the mouse.
I thought that Belgium had laws against anything remotely interesting happening.
Are you referring to WWI or WWII
Colour me done.