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Women lead Swiss in vote to ban minarets (will NOW speak out?)
Times Online ^ | Nov. 29, 2009

Posted on 11/29/2009 6:12:09 AM PST by nuconvert

A right-wing campaign to outlaw minarets on mosques in a referendum being held in Switzerland today has received an unlikely boost from radical feminists arguing that the tower-like structures are “male power symbols” and reminders of Islam’s oppression of women.

A “stop the minarets” campaign has provoked ferment in the land of Heidi, where women are more likely than men to vote for the ban after warnings from prominent feminists that Islam threatens their rights.

Forget about tranquil Alpine scenery and cowbells: one of the most startling features of the referendum campaign has been a poster showing a menacing woman in a burqa beside minarets rising from the Swiss flag.

It seems to have struck a nerve in Langenthal, a small town near Bern where Muslims plan to put up a minaret next to their prayer room in a bleak former paint factory.

“If we give them a minaret, they’ll have us all wearing burqas,” said Julia Werner, a local housewife. “Before you know it, we’ll have sharia law and women being stoned to death in our streets. We won’t be Swiss any more.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; minarets; moslem; mosques; sharia; swiss; switzerland; women
Puts NOW and other liberal women's groups in an awkward position.

I suspect Tammy Bruce will have something to say about this.

1 posted on 11/29/2009 6:12:10 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Somebody is waking up.


2 posted on 11/29/2009 6:13:02 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: nuconvert
"warnings from prominent feminists that Islam threatens their rights."

Rights obtained through Western (Christian) Civilization.

3 posted on 11/29/2009 6:15:29 AM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: nuconvert
received an unlikely boost from radical feminists arguing that the tower-like structures are “male power symbols”

People like this don't help things. Sometimes a minaret is just a minaret.

4 posted on 11/29/2009 6:16:15 AM PST by Tribune7 (God bless Carrie Prejean)
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To: nuconvert

“said Julia Werner, a local housewife. “Before you know it, we’ll have sharia law and women being stoned to death in our streets. We won’t be Swiss any more.””

You have that right Julia. Don’t let it happen to your beautiful nation and culture.


5 posted on 11/29/2009 6:17:14 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: nuconvert

obviously these aren’t “real” women. is a stepford wife the feminist equivalent of an uncle tom?


6 posted on 11/29/2009 6:18:27 AM PST by henry_reardon
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To: nuconvert
"Swiss business is horrified. There are fears of a reaction against Swiss products similar to the one suffered by Denmark over the publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad in 2005. “The brand ‘Swiss’ must continue to represent values such as openness, pluralism and freedom of religion,” said Hanspeter Rentsch, a member of the board of Swatch, the watchmaker."

It figures that the capitalists would be on the side of Islam, for money...just like here.

7 posted on 11/29/2009 6:20:14 AM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: nuconvert

I’m so glad thats out in the open. Its one of those things that always puzzled me. Seeing how they treat their women,how could any sane woman want the same?


8 posted on 11/29/2009 6:23:13 AM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: Tribune7

yea. when its in Saudi Arabia. Not so much in western countries. In western countries it becomes a bit more than ‘just a minaret’.


9 posted on 11/29/2009 6:25:02 AM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: nuconvert

Feminists in general have been pretty quiet regarding Muslim treatment of women. Beatings, honor killings, and virtual salvery can be overlooked in deference to multiculturalism, but giant phallic towers will not be condoned!


10 posted on 11/29/2009 6:28:41 AM PST by Fetid Facts (Under Democrats, "The law is a ass--a idiot.")
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To: Tribune7
Sometimes a minaret is just a minaret.

Sometimes Burqas are Burqas...when you put 2 and 2 together, your still get;
- I love my sheep more than my wife. - I love my brother more than my wife. - I love male power more than my wife....
...now let's talk about my daughter...

sorry pal - People like this do help things!

11 posted on 11/29/2009 6:40:51 AM PST by Ganndy (back to Lurking...)
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To: Fetid Facts

“but giant phallic towers will not be condoned!”

Perhaps they should be “condomed”.


12 posted on 11/29/2009 6:43:52 AM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Kolokotronis
represent values such as openness, pluralism and freedom of religion

The Swiss business community needs to ask itself in which Islamic countries do such values exist? Virtually none.

13 posted on 11/29/2009 6:51:11 AM PST by Starboard
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To: nuconvert
At first I thought that maybe "The Prophets Parker and Stone" pissed someone off in Switzerland with "Team America, World Police."

I could have sworn that the title of the article was calling for a ban on marionettes!

Mark

14 posted on 11/29/2009 6:55:17 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: nuconvert
“If we give them a minaret, they’ll have us all wearing burqas,” said Julia Werner, a local housewife. “Before you know it, we’ll have sharia law and women being stoned to death in our streets. We won’t be Swiss any more.”

At least somebody gets it, at last. Now if only American women would start waking up...

15 posted on 11/29/2009 7:06:35 AM PST by livius
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To: livius
Julia gets it.
They don't belong in the West.
16 posted on 11/29/2009 7:08:24 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: nuconvert

So Swiss women are smarter than the NOW gang? No surprise there.

The NOW gang is just a commie pinko organization thinly disguised as a women’s group.


17 posted on 11/29/2009 7:27:50 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Kolokotronis
Bingo. One thing learned from Hillarycare, Obamacare and the Carbon crusade: Corporations will not defend private enterprise or private property.
18 posted on 11/29/2009 7:32:17 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Tribune7
People like this don't help things. Sometimes a minaret is just a minaret.

Minarets serve no purpose and are not mentioned in the Koran. the only reason for them is to demonstrate the supremacy of Islam and intimidate the infidel.

19 posted on 11/29/2009 7:59:03 AM PST by montag813 (ui)
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To: Kolokotronis
It figures that the capitalists would be on the side of Islam, for money...just like here.

Capitalists LOVED Adolf Hitler too. History repeating itself.

20 posted on 11/29/2009 8:00:32 AM PST by montag813 (ui)
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To: Kolokotronis
“The brand ‘Swiss’ must continue to represent values such as openness, pluralism and freedom of religion,”

The brand "Islam" represents values such as censorship, repression, and mass murder of infidels. Does he want that to replace the "Swiss" brand? When is the last time a Swiss chalet was built in Riyadh? Or a church?

21 posted on 11/29/2009 8:02:43 AM PST by montag813 (ui)
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To: montag813
Check out the US and multinational drug companies who have signed on the Obamacare. It's a disgrace.
22 posted on 11/29/2009 8:06:47 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Kolokotronis

“The brand ‘Swiss’ must”

Um. It’s not a brand, it’s a people.


23 posted on 11/29/2009 8:07:21 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: nuconvert
Stopp Minorets!


24 posted on 11/29/2009 8:47:08 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: nuconvert

“If we give them a minaret, they’ll have us all wearing burqas,” said Julia Werner, a local housewife. “Before you know it, we’ll have sharia law and women being stoned to death in our streets. We won’t be Swiss any more.”

Bingo!


25 posted on 11/29/2009 8:51:15 AM PST by Jeb21 (www.jewsagainstobama.com)
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To: nuconvert

Hey, at least the Swiss gals have a clue that Islam is bad for women, I’m impressed.


26 posted on 11/29/2009 9:27:16 AM PST by jocon307
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“The brand ‘Swiss’ must” Um. It’s not a brand, it’s a people."

Um...I didn't write that. A Swiss businessman did. Read the article at the link.

27 posted on 11/29/2009 10:41:26 AM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: nuconvert
YOU GO GIRLS
28 posted on 11/29/2009 1:46:15 PM PST by JillValentine (The United States of America is a secular constitutional republic, not a theocracy.)
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To: Kolokotronis

I think a boycott of Swatch is in order. Not that I ever wore their overpriced crap anyway.


29 posted on 11/29/2009 4:06:52 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: nuconvert

in the article, a Muzzie says “they are trying to provoke us” — yeah right, what about the actions carried out BY the Muzzies? from Daniel Pearl to 9/11


30 posted on 11/29/2009 11:25:07 PM PST by Cronos (Nuke Mecca NOW!!!<img src="http://shiitehappens.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/bomb_mecca450.jpg" />)
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