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.
It’s already here. How many schools do you see giving a Christmas holiday? How many schools sing Christmas carols? How many neighborhoods - other than mine - do you drive through where you see a nativity scene? How many companies answer the telephone by saying Merry Christmas?
Saw the first batch of Christmas cards at our local Hallmark right after Halloween. Not a one of them said Merry Christmas on the front or had a picture of a star rising in the east with the three wise men.
We are like frogs in a pot of water, with the temperature of the water slowly and steadily being raised.
The frogs will notice nothing, and so will perish. Western civilization will notice nothing, and so will perish.
Gotta love South Park.
Will Hussein follow suit?
Many places. In fact Iraq was one place. Tet in Vietnam was an other. My grand dad used to load up his muzzleloader shotgun, with wads, and blast away till two am every year. Today, some just set off fireworks, like me.
Funny how all these innocent Christian customs offend these savages but whacking heads off and flying planes in to buildings doesn’t.
“BRUSSELS BANS CHRISTMAS TREES because they are offensive to Muslims” This remark brought to mind how during O’s campaign he used the “offend and hurt my feelings” a lot. Must be in their bloodline.
I’ll be darned.
I was not aware of that.Your grand dad seems like quite a guy.
Yes he was: immigrated from Italy before 1900. Never took a dime from the G. Joined the calvery in WWI to get his citizenship. Hated democrates with a passion “I came here to get away from the communists and socialists, not going to vote for them”. Never joined social security because it was a “government scheme”. Unfortunately he died 50 years ago but I recall him fondly.
Then: Christmas tree sellers everywhere.
Belgium is the pedophile center of the world.
They’d rather have “Pink Parties” than Christmas Parties.
Anyone interested in my list of things that offend me, about Islam?
A Christmas Classic! ;)
Probbly the same things they offend most of us
The next thing to be banned of course, are Christian churches. They too, are surely offensive to Muslims.
Bet your list would be a ‘mile long....’
A few months after 9-11, I remember eventually saying, in my best Noo Yawk - ‘y e a h, well Islam offends ME - -
its coming folks
Only if we allow it! Not the usual B.S~~~I am sick and tired of my Christians values going to hell.
I sat today and said to myself NO MORE!!! DONE!!
CHRISTMAS is coming!!! STAND UP do NOT take it any more!!!
I REFUSE!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! GOD BLESS JESUS!!!
Being offended appears to be the way to get everything you want. I am offended that others are offended.
Is Bacon next?
***** “ Unfortunately he died 50 years ago but I recall him fondly.” ******
When I was a young boy my Mother used to take all us kids to Retirement Homes (we called them Old Folks Homes) and we would sing and basically be in Grandma and Grandpa Heaven!
That was about 50 years ago, I still remember those days and conversations... I wanted to know if any of them knew “Billy the Kid”, or “Jesse James” of course they all did and had great stories to back it up. (the Art of Storytelling has suffered greatly since TV showed up)
Like you the recollections are priceless, the older I get the more I think about those days.
Hope my Generation and the two following are as tough as those folks were (not counting on it) cause the next 20 years is not going to be much fun.
Need to revise the last of my comment ...
Hope my Generation and the THREE or FOUR following are as tough as those folks were (not counting on it) cause the next 20 years is not going to be much fun.
****** “ Anyone interested in my list of things that offend me, about Islam?” *****
Did you spend your youth in that Crap Hole Sandbox Too?
(see my Tag... those folks don’t fool me)
It’s time to ban muslims and islam because it is OFFENSIVE to the rest of us.
Explain this: “Abu Dhabi hotel unveils $11m Christmas Tree”
Colour me done.
I’m with you! And Im sure there are plenty behind us
In the ghettos of Chicago on the South and West side. Every year.
I visiting Brussels about 3 years ago. Not sure why, but it felt very dark and sinister to me. My intuition that this was a dangerous place was heightened. I couldn’t wait to leave and I never want to go back.
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