Swiss Muslims: Real Freedom Is Under A Burka

Swiss swimming laws “violate the principles of freedom” and “transgress on the rights of their minorities”

More on this story. “Mixed Swimming Worries Swiss Muslims,” by Hadi Yahmid for Islam Online, October 26:

BERN — A Swiss court ruling against exempting Muslim students from compulsory, mixed swimming classes has sparked a hot debate over respecting the religious beliefs of minorities. 

“Muslim students in Europe should be granted the right to take swimming lessons that fit their religious beliefs,” Chakib Benmakhlouf, head of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE), told (Chakib should be told to go and get stuffed/ed)

Some Western countries violate the principles of freedom by laws and court rulings that transgress on the rights of their minorities.”

Unlike sharia law and its dhimmi codes, such as the Pact of Omar, no doubt.

A Swiss court turned down on Friday, October 24, a request by a Swiss Muslim father to exempt his two sons from attending mixed swimming classes. 

It argued that exempting students from mixed swimming classes for religious reasons must be very restricted.

Equality between the two sexes and the success of the integration process should be given priority over religious considerations, argued the court.

The verdict runs counter to a 1993 court ruling which allowed the exemption of a Muslim schoolgirl from attending mixed swimming lessons that violate her religious tents.

There are more than 340,000 Muslims in Switzerland, which has a population of 7.4 million.

Islam is the second religion in the European country after Christianity.


Some Swiss schools have taken measures to encourage Muslim students to attend swimming classes by allocating separate pools and changing rooms for boys and girls.

But many Muslim students had to dropped out from the mixed swimming classes when such accommodations were not make.

Sheikh Ounis Guergah, the head of the fatwa section of the Union of French Islamic Organizations (UOIF), said people should strike the right balance.

“In principle, people should ne be very rigid when it comes to children who have not yet reached puberty,” he told IOL.

“But even in this case, parents must teach their kids modesty and chastity.”

Sheikh Guergah stressed that the case is different with adults and grown-ups.

“We recommend that they dress the way Islam dictates,” he said, noting that international swimmers in the Beijing Olympics wore swimming suits that almost covered all their bodies.

The scholar said Muslim students should abide by their religious dressing code as much as possible and seek exemption when possible.

* But then, surprisingly, this: 

“But if this will lead to expulsion from school as was the case in many French schools, it would be in the best interest of students to attend these (swimming) lessons.”

“If politeness and ceremony be observed toward Mohammedans, they imagine they are feared and become arrogant; but in showing severity and rudeness, they are impressed with fear and respect, and they are supple and manageable.”

–North China Herald,1867.

5 thoughts on “Swiss Muslims: Real Freedom Is Under A Burka”

  1. No sharia country would trample on the rights of religious minorities, and ban import
    of Bibles, churches, gatherings and the like, or forbid infidels from travelling to parts of
    the country, or ban travel to and from Israel and … Nope, never happens – all lies!

  2. Compromising with Mohammedan is like compromising with Communist. You end up with socialism and the Communist coming back for more compromises on their agenda for imposing total communism. So with the Mohammedan you end up with creeping Sharia, just look a the U.K.

  3. “Swiss Muslims: Real Freedom Is Under A Burka”

    Said with a smile and not a hint of shame!!! And why not? The traitors in the media are making Muslims more religious by giving them confidence that they’ll take over our lands– which is resulting in more terror worldwide.

  4. Wearing a burqa to the beach is a really bad idea!! A shark might think you’re a seal and bite your arse!!!

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