Blackmailing Switzerland To Build More Mosques & Minarets?

The rumpled rockstar of the Libyan desert  knows how to wack the infidels into submission:

Jihad against Switzerland in the Gaddafi fashion:

Hostage taking, threats of jihad terrorism, financial jihad and throwing Swiss citizens in jail on trumped up charges;  looks like Gaddafi follows the traditions of the Dey’s, the Islamic rulers before him, better known as the Barbary Pirates, who made history with extortion, blackmail and slavery…..

“Any Muslim in any part of the world who works with Switzerland is an apostate, is against (the Prophet) Mohammed, God and the Koran,” Colonel Gaddafi said at a rally broadcast on television.

He made the speech to mark the Prophet’s birthday, ensuring that many Arabs would take the call seriously.

“The masses of Muslims must go to all airports in the Islamic world and prevent any Swiss plane landing, to all harbours and prevent any Swiss ships docking,” he said, apparently unaware that Switzerland does not have a merchant navy, or coast.

MUAMMAR Gaddafi has appealed for jihad against Switzerland, long regarded as one of the most peaceful nations.

Update:

A Swiss Mosque leader spills the beans:

“In my opinion, this is a purely political matter between Libya and Switzerland, and has nothing to do with Islam or with Muslims,” said Omar el-Sanie, the director of Geneva’s mosque, who laughed when he heard Gadhafi’s statement.

“Do you know what the word jihad means? It means you have to sacrifice your life for what you are doing. God knows why he said that,” el-Sanie told the AP. (I’m sure now we can all sleep better)

The Libyan leader’s call for a holy war was a response to a Swiss referendum in November to ban the construction of minarets on mosques.

It is the low point in a relationship that has deteriorated since 2008 when Colonel Gaddafi’s son Hannibal was briefly detained in Geneva after allegedly beating his servants.

“Any Muslim in any part of the world who works with Switzerland is an apostate, is against (the Prophet) Mohammed, God and the Koran,” Colonel Gaddafi said at a rally broadcast on television.

He made the speech to mark the Prophet’s birthday, ensuring that many Arabs would take the call seriously.

“The masses of Muslims must go to all airports in the Islamic world and prevent any Swiss plane landing, to all harbours and prevent any Swiss ships docking,” he said, apparently unaware that Switzerland does not have a merchant navy, or coast.

He has been attempting to demonstrate to the West that he is not at the helm of a rogue state, that it has no nuclear ambitions or contacts with terrorism.

He criticised al-Qa’ida during his address, calling it a “a psychological disease”.

“There is a big difference between terrorism and jihad,” he added. He made clear that Switzerland, “an infidel, obscene state which is destroying mosques”, was at the very least an ideological enemy.

When Hannibal Gaddafi and his wife were held by Swiss police, Libyan authorities cut oil supplies to Switzerland, withdrew several billion dollars from Swiss banks and held two Swiss businessmen. One was allowed to leave this week, but the second, Max Goldi, is in prison.

Some members of the EU, notably Italy, complained that the Swiss have been exploiting the goodwill of the EU, even though they are not members. Berne submitted a list of 188 Libyans it says should be denied entry to the Schengen zone, including Colonel Gaddafi and his sons. Colonel Gaddafi responded by blocking entry to Schengen citizens.

Both men were convicted of overstaying their visas and of engaging in illegal business activities. Mr Goldi surrendered to authorities this week and is serving a reduced sentence of four months. Negotiations are under way between the two countries, with Switzerland seeking Mr Goldi’s release.

Hannibal Gaddafi this week expressed “his compassion and support for Max Goldi and his family”, the Swiss businessman’s lawyer said. (Crocodile tears over a dilemma he caused in the first place…/ed)

Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey said negotiations remained tough.

“The situation is difficult; it is delicate,” she said, adding that talks were continuing.

AFP blames the minaret ban:

In a November 29 referendum, Swiss voters approved by a margin of 57.5 per cent a ban on the construction in their country of minarets, the towers that are the signature part of mosques. Adoption of the minaret ban was opposed by the Swiss government, the bulk of political parties and the economic establishment.

The usual suspects blame the infidels for resisting Islam:

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called the ban “deeply discriminatory, deeply divisive and a thoroughly unfortunate step for Switzerland to take”. Switzerland has about 200 mosques, with just four minarets among them.

The Times, AFP

Swiss “neutral” about Qaddafi’s call for jihad

They probably don’t believe he will actually do anything. And maybe he won’t. Maybe. An update on this story. “Switzerland Plays Down Qaddafi’s Calls for ‘Jihad,'” by Steven Erlanger for New York Times, via JW

PARIS — The Swiss government reacted blandly on Friday to the latest rhetorical sally from the eccentric Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, who called on Thursday for a “jihad” against Switzerland. The two countries have been sparring ever since the Swiss arrested one of Colonel Qaddafi’s sons and his wife in 2008 on suspicion of beating their servants.

On Thursday, in a rambling address in Benghazi, Libya, before a gathering to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, Colonel Qaddafi called for jihad, or a holy war, against Switzerland because of its ban on new minarets for mosques and urged Muslims to boycott Swiss products and ban Swiss planes and ships.

“Those who destroy God’s mosques deserve to be attacked through jihad, and if Switzerland was on our borders, we would fight it,” Colonel Qaddafi was quoted as saying by Libya’s official news agency….

Remember: none of this has anything to do with Islam. Islam is a religion of peace which is often misunderstood….

3 thoughts on “Blackmailing Switzerland To Build More Mosques & Minarets?”

  1. Sorry, Switzerland not only has a merchant navy, one of the world’s biggest container lines is Swiss owned. A very large portion of the freighters on the Rhine are swiss.

  2. Why doesn’ t the west just take the oil off lybia and all the other throwbacks and let them rot .
    Then they couldn’t use their oil revenues to try to destroy us .
    We could get on with our lives in peace .

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