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Swiss minaret ban 'extreme Islamophobia' (Islamic Nazis are upset)
dawn.com ^ | Nov. 30, 2009

Posted on 11/30/2009 12:28:52 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani religious groups on Monday condemned a referendum in Switzerland that saw voters approve a ban on the construction of mosque minarets, calling it 'extreme Islamophobia.'

Switzerland on Sunday voted in favour of a ban on new mosque minarets - the towers or turrets attached to mosques from which Muslims are traditionally called to prayer - prompting dismay and anger in the Muslim world.

'This development reflects extreme Islamophobia among people in the West,' said Khurshid Ahmad, vice president of Jamaat-e-Islami, a Islamic political party that is represented in Pakistan's parliament.

'This also represents very serious discrimination against Muslims.' Pakistan is the world's second most populous Muslim nation.

The far-right Swiss People's Party (SVP) had forced a referendum after collecting a mandatory 100,000 signatures from eligible voters.

Conservative Swiss politicians argued that the minarets were not architectural features with religious characteristics, but symbolised a 'political-religious claim to power, which challenges fundamental rights.'

Ahmad described the Swiss decision as a serious violation of human rights and international law, telling AFP: 'This is an effort to provoke Muslims and prompt a clash between Islam and the West.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dawn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: sowhat; switzerland

1 posted on 11/30/2009 12:28:53 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why call it islamophobia? Phobia means fear, the Swiss are telling the islamofascists to go to hell. Doesn’t sound like fear to me.


2 posted on 11/30/2009 12:31:40 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

3 posted on 11/30/2009 12:32:29 PM PST by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They ought to just sick the home owner’s association on them.


4 posted on 11/30/2009 12:32:50 PM PST by CSA Rebel
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To: The Sons of Liberty

More to the point,
a “phobia” is an IRRATIONAL fear.

There’s nothing irrational about pushing back against the Islamist takeover of Western Civilization.


5 posted on 11/30/2009 12:34:10 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where did the Swiss muslims come from? It is virtually impossible to settle in Switzerland, much less gain citizenship. Are these muslims brought in to do manual labor? Could all Europeans be as stupid as American’s to have basically destroyed their birthright for some cheap labor.


6 posted on 11/30/2009 12:37:01 PM PST by Hans
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"I won't drink your chocolate"

7 posted on 11/30/2009 12:37:33 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MrB

bttt


8 posted on 11/30/2009 12:39:00 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: MrB

What’s more, they say it is irrational and then they say that such action will only provoke Islamic violence.


9 posted on 11/30/2009 12:40:56 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The myth of man made global warming is science fiction.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Their dishonor is palpable. They themselves ban churches in Saudi Arabia. Forget banning Crosses on Churches, they ban the Churches themselves! They never cared about preserving “tolerance” and “diversity”. It was always about conquest.


10 posted on 11/30/2009 12:41:58 PM PST by Jeb21 (www.jewsagainstobama.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think the only reasonable and Islamic course of action is for a billion Mohammadans to show thier displeasure by simultaneously committing mass martyrdom on themselves.

That'll teach us infidels.

It would at least reduce terrorism to around zero incidents per year.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

11 posted on 11/30/2009 12:48:43 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If the Muzzies in Switzerland want to build minarets they should wait for a very cold day and have several men stand in the proposed location of the minarets and try pi$$ing in the same hole!
12 posted on 11/30/2009 12:50:37 PM PST by WellyP
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To: The Sons of Liberty

But of course there is nothing wrong with totally banning the construction of churches throughout much of the Islamic countries.


13 posted on 11/30/2009 12:52:32 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They can persecute, harass and oppress non-Muslims in their countries but we can't do anything to defend our way of life. That's the Islamic definition of "equality." Be good dhimmis and submit.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

14 posted on 11/30/2009 12:53:42 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: a fool in paradise
What’s more, they say it is irrational and then they say that such action will only provoke Islamic violence.

Isn't it preposterous?

"Let us into your culture - you have nothing to fear... and if you don't let us in we'll kill you"

15 posted on 11/30/2009 12:57:12 PM PST by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Isn’t it just possible that, after many centuries of a pastoral ‘look’, the Swiss simply don’t want ugly posts sticking up and ruining the pastoral landscape? All those postcard picture opportunities of the Alps would not be enhanced by an ugly spike sticking up in the middle of the scene.

That seems to me to be simply a matter of taste, not a phobia of any kind.


16 posted on 11/30/2009 12:59:22 PM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Poor things. Maybe if they would stop the head cutting, neck slicing, genital mutilation, blowing up planes, blowing up buses with schoolchildren, blowing up trains, blowing up wedding celebrations, blowing up their kids with bomb vests, yelling and screaming through their dirty beards - then we might start liking them.


17 posted on 11/30/2009 12:59:28 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Happyinmygarden
...an ugly spike sticking up in the middle of the scene...

Not to mention that terrible wailing at sunrise and sunset.

18 posted on 11/30/2009 1:10:04 PM PST by GingisK
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To: Principled
"Let us into your culture - you have nothing to fear... and if you don't let us in we'll kill you"

Restrictions on the practice of Islam is one of the universally agreed (by Imam) times that jihad (personal struggle) is permitted to become JIHAD (holy war). The more dangerous it becomes, the harder it is to block it. But Islam is not so tolerant of other faiths brought into muslim dominant nations.

19 posted on 11/30/2009 1:18:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The myth of man made global warming is science fiction.)
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To: goldstategop

Don’t you know that kufir are sub-human? Islamic supremacists practice apartheid. Yet Jimmy Carter does the bidding of his Saudi masters and declares that Israel practices apartheid.


20 posted on 11/30/2009 1:19:56 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The myth of man made global warming is science fiction.)
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To: a fool in paradise

So its confirmed , again, the religion of piece is going to volunteer more irrational islamic violence.

Threat of hate , threat of violence, threatening of others rights..... the swiss are the swiss. Its their country.... their bar six.


21 posted on 11/30/2009 1:20:21 PM PST by himno hero
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To: himno hero

Why is it Europeans warn their governments NOT to do something PREVENTATIVE because there can be reprisals yet when there is a overt jihadist attack on the West (9-11, 7-7, Ft. Hood, etc.) it is the muslim community that fears reprisals?

Why don’t the peaceful muslims warn the jihadist Imam NOT to stir up the “lone nuts” because there can be reprisals on the entire Islamic community?


22 posted on 11/30/2009 1:23:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The myth of man made global warming is science fiction.)
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To: a fool in paradise

The lone nuts? Are islams army which all endorse.

Sure they pay lip service to the wrongness of what the jihadists are up to ... but amongst themselves these guys are all martyrs.


23 posted on 11/30/2009 1:29:38 PM PST by himno hero
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To: Free ThinkerNY
prompting dismay and anger in the Muslim world.

As everything does.

24 posted on 11/30/2009 1:31:45 PM PST by denydenydeny (The Left sees taxpayers the way Dr Frankenstein saw the local cemetery; raw material for experiments)
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To: Hans

Could all Europeans be as stupid as American’s to have basically destroyed their birthright for some cheap labor.


is this a serious question? if so the answer is YES!!!! (at least politicians “regardless of what party you have voted for” have done this in the last 20 years).


25 posted on 11/30/2009 1:35:14 PM PST by darkside321
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good news you made my day.


26 posted on 11/30/2009 1:39:57 PM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: denydenydeny

you have to understand them. you know when the western world trys to survive it´s racism, fashism, intolerance... when muslim terrorists targed little kids in school buses in Israel it´s legitimate freedom fighting, when they stone a woman who has been raped its expressing their religios freedoms ,and i guess 9/11 was just a sort of cultural misunderstanding...


27 posted on 11/30/2009 1:51:09 PM PST by darkside321
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Swiss minaret ban 'extreme Islamophobia' (Islamic Nazis are upset)

This is the most politically incorrect thing I have heard in years. (I love it)

28 posted on 11/30/2009 2:13:31 PM PST by Mark17
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To: goldstategop

>>They can persecute, harass and oppress non-Muslims in their countries but we can’t do anything to defend our way of life.<<

.
Whose fault is it? The West has allowed Islam to piss on it since it allowed their emigration.


29 posted on 11/30/2009 2:24:17 PM PST by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Eliminate Socialism)
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To: 353FMG

Absolutely....you get what you’ll put up with. Be proudm stand up to the cowardly bullies, foreign and domestic, and punch their friggin’ lights out! Better to be devoured by a lion than gnawed to death by a pack of rats.


30 posted on 11/30/2009 2:31:53 PM PST by dtrpscout (A bad dog is better than most good people.)
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To: darkside321

Could all Europeans be as stupid as American’s

Why do you suggest that Average Americans have anything to do with our corrupt and degenerate elected and appointed Officials support for illegal labor and migration?

The Business Community is making the money.. Keeping wages down and profits high thru the use of Illegal Labor..

We the People... do not benifit.. at best our interests are simply ignored by Corrupt and degenerate Elected and Appointed Officials.

W


31 posted on 11/30/2009 3:07:22 PM PST by WLR (Remember 911 Remember 91 Iran delinda est.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Poor things. Maybe if they would stop the head cutting, neck slicing, genital mutilation, blowing up planes, blowing up buses with schoolchildren, blowing up trains, blowing up wedding celebrations, blowing up their kids with bomb vests, yelling and screaming through their dirty beards - then we might start liking them.

Wow, that's quite the shopping list you have there! LOL.
32 posted on 11/30/2009 3:18:22 PM PST by Mister Muggles (.)
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To: GingisK

Agreed. And from 6 different directions, all “singing” a different song. What a cacophony. I would have worn earplugs to sleep, but that would have cut down my reaction time to the incoming. Can not please these POSs except by dying.


33 posted on 11/30/2009 5:21:29 PM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: Hans
Where did the Swiss muslims come from? It is virtually impossible to settle in Switzerland, much less gain citizenship. Are these muslims brought in to do manual labor? Could all Europeans be as stupid as American’s to have basically destroyed their birthright for some cheap labor.

"Of 150 mosques or prayer rooms in Switzerland, only 4 have minarets, and only 2 more minarets are planned. None conduct the call to prayer. There are about 400,000 Muslims in a population of some 7.5 million people. Close to 90 percent of Muslims in Switzerland are from Kosovo and Turkey, and most do not adhere to the codes of dress and conduct associated with conservative Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, said Manon Schick, a spokeswoman for Amnesty International in Switzerland." -- New York Times, 11/30/2009

34 posted on 12/01/2009 1:16:04 PM PST by Dragonfly
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