Switzerland in deep Doudou over 'Racism'

* This is how the politically correct multiculti-elitists pervert language and conflate racism and ideology:

“Racism row in Switzerland over minaret ban referendum”

Another racism row flared up in Switzerland after the country’s far-right party managed to trigger a referendum on banning minarets in the country.

*   “Racism row?’ How did Islam become a ‘race?’ And what makes those opposing a mysogynistic death- cult “far-right?’

The demand for a popular vote was driven by the nationalist Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which used an image of a white sheep kicking a black sheep off the Swiss flag to illustrate its anti-immigration policies in last year’s election campaign. The party managed to get more than 100,000 signatures on a petition calling for the ban, thus forcing the vote.

*  Quote of the day: Islamophobe (is-slahm-o-fohb) – A non-Muslim who knows too much about Islam.

There are just two minarets at mosques in Switzerland, neither of which broadcasts calls to prayer, and a further three under consideration. Muslims account for about 310,000 people out of a population of 7.5 million.

* The People vs the Minaret

But the controversy has echoes of a debate that has seen campaigns across Europe against minarets being built at mosques in Sweden, France, Italy, Austria, Greece, Germany and Slovenia. In Cologne, plans to expand the Ditib Mosque with a dome and two 54-metre minarets triggered an angry response from right-wing groups and the city’s Catholic archbishop.

The Swiss Government tried to distance itself from the referendum call amid fears of an anti-Swiss reaction in the Muslim world. Pascal Couchepin, the President, said that the Government would recommend that voters reject the proposed ban.

Other members of Switzerland’s cross-party Government also spoke out against a ban. Micheline Calmy-Rey, the Foreign Minister, said that the initiative would lead to a security risk by provoking Muslim anger.

The SVP has a record of using the country’s system of direct democracy to provoke debate about immigration. This year it lost a referendum on moves to make it harder to obtain a Swiss passport.

The party said it had chosen minarets because they were “symbols of political-religious imperialism” rather than simply traditional architecture. Dominique Baettig, an SVP MP, said: “It is like the veil, it is a symbol of non-integration. We hope that this initiative sends a clear signal that we are calling a halt to the Islamisation of Switzerland. Our hard-won individual liberties are being eroded and that is not acceptable.”

Jasmin Hutter, vice-president of the party, added: “Many women, even socialists, signed this petition because not one Swiss woman can tolerate the way that Muslim men treat their wives.”

The Interior Ministry confirmed that it had received the referendum request but no date had been set. If it was approved, the Swiss Parliament would have to pass a law enshrining a construction ban on minarets in the constitution.

Henri-Maxime Khedoud, spokesman for the Swiss Association of Muslims for Secularism, called the referendum plan an attack against Muslims and contrary to the constitutional freedom of religion. The SVP’s aim was to provoke and get media attention, Mr Khedoud said, adding that it would also make it harder for Muslims to integrate in the Alpine nation.

He was confident that Swiss voters would see it as purely a headline-grabbing move. “I am sure it will be rejected,” he said.

Doudou Diène, the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism, whose office is in Switzerland, said last year that there was “a dynamic of racism and xenophobia” in the country. The underlying causes were a “deep-rooted cultural resistance within Swiss society to the multiculturalisation process” and “the growing prevalence of racist and xenophobic stances in political programmes and discourse, particularly during elections and various votes”.

* Go home, Doudou. Go and do something for Africa before you you take a dump on Europe…

Today’s quote:

“‘Islamophobia’ is a fear of Islam so intense that you loose heart and fail to defend your country, culture and freedoms. It needs to be eradicated.”

2 thoughts on “Switzerland in deep Doudou over 'Racism'”

  1. Islamophobia is like psychopathphobia, where you’re fear of evil is so great, that the fear paralyses you into appeasement.

  2. Diène, has a lot to say about the non-violent racist attitudes of the Swiss who are unwilling to subvert their own culture under the guise of multiculturalism. Yet, he can only utter a few words, of how “sad ” he feels over the recent xenophobic violence in South Africa.

    Anyway, anyone with the word U.N. in their title usually has the potential to make one laugh.

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