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Switzerland: Multicultural Paradise?
gatestone institute ^ | May 21, 2013 | Soeren Kern

Posted on 05/21/2013 3:52:39 PM PDT by george76

In March, the Swiss Federal Intelligence Service announced that a growing number of jihadists are being recruited in Switzerland. The number of robberies and assaults on Swiss trains has skyrocketed to such an extent that the Swiss government recently opted to equip transport police with firearms, and at least 1,400 women in Switzerland have been victims of forced marriages.

A controversial new report by the Swiss government claims that Muslim immigrants are so well integrated into Swiss society that no further federal policies or programs are needed to promote Muslim integration or to counter Islamic extremism.

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since the beginning of the Arab Spring, the crime rate in Switzerland has doubled, and some politicians are now demanding that all male asylum seekers from North Africa and the Middle East provide DNA samples that would be stored in a data bank to help Swiss police investigate crimes.

In March, the Swiss Federal Intelligence Service (FIS) warned that a growing number of jihadists [holy warriors] are being recruited in Switzerland.

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In September 2011, an immigrant group based in Bern called for the emblematic white cross to be removed from the Swiss national flag because as a Christian symbol it "no longer corresponds to today's multicultural Switzerland." In an interview with the Swiss newspaper Aargauer Zeitung, a Muslim activist said the cross has a Christian background, and while the Christian roots of Switzerland should be respected, "it is necessary to separate church and state" because "Switzerland today has a great religious and cultural diversity. One has to ask if the State wants to continue building up a symbol in which many people no longer believe."

(Excerpt) Read more at gatestoneinstitute.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arab; arabspring; forcedmarriages; immigrants; multiculturalism; muslim; muslimimmigrants; switzerland

1 posted on 05/21/2013 3:52:39 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Another country commits suicide.

Immigration policy should be designed to admit people who want to be Swiss and who have something to offer the Swiss nation. It should actively filter out people who don’t want to be Swiss, aren’t likely to assimilate, and have nothing to offer.

Deporting people back to their home country shouldn’t be seen as extreme; it should be policy to protect your own citizens first and foremost. If the Swiss don’t defend their homeland, no one else is going to do it.


2 posted on 05/21/2013 4:03:27 PM PDT by marron
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To: marron
I thought this was a gun owners paradise ?!

Nothing makes sense anymore

3 posted on 05/21/2013 4:05:50 PM PDT by knarf (uals-two logic)
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To: george76
male asylum seekers from North Africa and the Middle East

There are a billion potential "asylum seekers" from North Africa and the Middle East. What is makes their home country unbearable is precisely what they are bringing with them if you let them in.

an immigrant group based in Bern called for the emblematic white cross to be removed from the Swiss national flag because as a Christian symbol it "no longer corresponds to today's multicultural Switzerland."

There is a reason Switzerland is the way it is, and North Africa is the way it is. Remove the cross and Switzerland becomes Bosnia within a generation.

4 posted on 05/21/2013 4:10:20 PM PDT by marron
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To: george76
The fight is global and the goofballs are winning. I'm starting to think that the only way to turn this around is with an army of armed atheist libertarians.

No, I am not kidding.

5 posted on 05/21/2013 4:13:10 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: knarf
It's the damned U.N. again, the "asylum-seekers" section of its charter to pollute all of western civilization. Remember, Geneva is the main seat of the United Nations in Europe.

God bless the Swiss people for trying to push back against this, but it's such a small country that the demographics there are liable to change very rapidly.

As someone with Swiss ancestry, I find this beyond depressing. Time to take my K31 to the range this weekend, I think. I just feel the need to shoot something.

6 posted on 05/21/2013 4:15:58 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: george76
Switzerland is NOT so big that they couldn't purge the country of these vermin in short order... but they won't
7 posted on 05/21/2013 4:18:31 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: elkfersupper

An armed society consisting of anyone with an IQ above 80, a lick of common sense, decency and a desire to be free is what is needed. Morons and fundamentalists must be held at bay.


8 posted on 05/21/2013 4:19:29 PM PDT by soycd
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To: marron

My family migrated to the US from Switzerland. (great grandparents) We still have kin there. The “go along and get along” attitude the Swiss have always had won’t work with the damn muzzies.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 4:21:01 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Chode

I remember reading that they, the Swiss, have allowed for a separate congress and courts system for Islam which is the model to be implemented across Europe. Nobodies fault but their own.


10 posted on 05/21/2013 4:22:02 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones)
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To: george76
This is in Switzerland???

We're doomed.

11 posted on 05/21/2013 4:24:42 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: knarf

“I thought this was a gun owners paradise ?! Nothing makes sense anymore.”

Not really a gun owner’s paradise. They still have a European attitude that guns are NOT for self defense. They are for national defense, and they can be kept safely locked away at home (and are pretty much required to be in homes), but you better have a REALLY GOOD reason for taking them out - such as National Guard service - because the police can knock (or worse) at ANY TIME and check on their status.

Don’t get me wrong - it’s still MUCH BETTER than not having a gun. If you wind up with another Hitler-type government trying to round you up, you will take it out. But it’s also not like Texas and Florida, where you wouldn’t want to be seen in a supermarket without one.


12 posted on 05/21/2013 4:28:09 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: Quickgun

Had a conversation with a Swiss who told me they were afraid in their own country for the first time in their lifetime.


13 posted on 05/21/2013 4:32:13 PM PDT by marron
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To: Sheapdog
suicide... plain and simple
14 posted on 05/21/2013 4:34:50 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: george76

The religion of peace strikes again.


15 posted on 05/21/2013 4:38:47 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Only you can choose to give up your rights.)
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16 posted on 05/21/2013 4:44:13 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: marron

Our Swiss friend was very involved in getting out the vote for the minaret ban. He is Christian, non-denom, said the Christian pastors were the worst. ‘Let’s invite them in and convert them.’ He said, “NO! Don’t you know history? They want to take over.” They thought he was so mean!! He got tremendous support from the Catholics, however.


17 posted on 05/21/2013 4:45:56 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: george76

This concept/idea of the separation of church and state as we understand it only exists in America. Other countries in Europe like France, which may be secular, but for example we would never take jurisdiction/ownership over religious buildings and then allow their use by legitimate groups. In Germany you must officially step out of the church or whatever religion you belong to in order to avoid the “tithing” from being taken out of your paycheck as a tax.


18 posted on 05/21/2013 5:00:18 PM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: marron

At least the Swiss are waking up while the US is still sound asleep.


19 posted on 05/21/2013 5:03:25 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: marron
Remove the cross and Switzerland becomes Bosnia within a generation.

I'd like to see anybody try to tell me I have to take my flags down off my flagpole. Bunker Hill with its Cross of St. George, Confederate Battle Flag or any variation, United Colonies flag (sometimes called the Grand Union Flag, but it's not: the Grand Union Flag was the British flag of that time), or any of them, you name it. Yeah, that would be messy.

20 posted on 05/23/2013 3:07:45 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: bboop
He said, “NO! Don’t you know history? They want to take over.” They thought he was so mean!!

They should talk to Don Juan of Austria, who had to fight off the Turks at the gates of Vienna, which was just next door. I'm sure tons of Swiss fought there, too.

This is what happens when liberals purge history from the schools in favor of Barney the Dinosaur platitudes.

21 posted on 05/23/2013 3:09:36 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: george76

PC National Suicide

I can only hope that there will be a real global backlash, but its possibility seems dimmer and dimmer.


22 posted on 05/23/2013 3:14:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: george76

One unreported element of this story.....

European Muslims vote 90%-95% for Socialist candidates.

For decades, white European Leftists have actively encouraged the highest possible levels of Muslim immigration.


23 posted on 05/23/2013 3:27:22 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: george76

Wake up Swiss and deport them all back to the hellholes they came from.


24 posted on 05/24/2013 8:33:10 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (The true Obama persona is emerging, the one from his first Presidential debate.)
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To: george76

Multiculti paradise?

They’re competing with flophouse open borders America!

Divide the united...

It’s what corrupt governments do!!


25 posted on 05/24/2013 9:52:39 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Yes, I know too well the Battles of Vienna and also Lepanto. Our friend was tearing his hear about their deafness, although the Swiss rallied for and held the minaret ban. (Not sure how the proposition read).


26 posted on 05/24/2013 5:21:02 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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