Skip to comments.Why the Swiss Were Right to Prohibit Construction of Minarets
Posted on 12/03/2009 11:14:37 AM PST by AJKauf
The European media are crowded with editorials condemning the Swiss for voting to prohibit the construction of any more minarets in their country. Here in Norway, the newspaper Dagsavisen went furthest of all, devoting its entire front page on Monday to a comparison of the entire nation of Switzerland with Nazi brownshirts. The front-page illustration did not admit to misinterpretation: the Swiss were Nazis, period.
Virtually all of the media went on autopilot in their abuse of the Swiss. What is at issue is the supposedly sacred freedom of religion, which has become an icon especially among left-wing intellectuals and the European niceness industry as a whole. But hold it for one second: As far as Ive noticed, no major commentator or intellectual who has blasted Switzerland for this plebiscite has taken into account Islams political content. Can anyone in my own country of Norway, for example, point to a single I repeat, a single Muslim congregation within our borders that is secular? That is, a single congregation that rejects sharia and Islams political ambitions?
In any event, thanks to the Swiss minaret vote, Islam and Christianity are yet again being brought together in a forced marriage. A minaret, we keep being told, is just like a church spire. Nothing new there: When it comes to Islam, the editorialists, columnists, and talking heads simply cant or wont face reality. These decent people are appalled by the Swiss peoples rejection of minarets period.....
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It is the smart thing to do, but it doesn’t have to be right or smart, it’s their damned country!
...because they attract missiles?
First thing that has to be done is to “decertify” islam as a religion.
Sacred freedom of religion?
That means that it’s OK for unelected EU bureaucrats to ban crucifixes in Italy, but it’s wrong for the Swiss people to ban minarets in Switzerland?
Oh, OK. I get it.
Anything that slows or stops the spread of the islamofacist is goods for the planet..
I still think banning minarets is pointless symbolism. The problem with mosques in the west is not their outward appearance, it’s what goes on inside. Especially since so many of them are funded by extremist Saudi Wahhabists.
Right on. Islam is not a religion, it is an all-encompassing totalitarian ideological system based on forced conversions, deceit, and violence.