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Nice Job, Switzerland

Rank stupidity abounds:

Projections based on ballot results suggest Swiss voters have backed a campaign to ban the construction of minarets, local television reported.

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Rightwing parties led by the nationalist Swiss People’s party, the country’s largest, have labelled minarets symbols of militant Islam.

That’s right, centuries old architectural features are coming for you.   Morons.


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  1. Gill Robb

    The Swiss are not a religious tolerant society, nor do they make any pretext of being tolerant about anything else. If you want to live there, you do what you are told or they kick you out.

    They have every right to enact architectural restrictions that keep those rag-heads from shouting their bullshit through loud speakers five times per day.

    The Swiss have not banned the gutter religion of Islam, they merely restrict all of that shouting along with the bad architecture, and there is nothing at all wrong with that.

    The Muslims in Switzerland have adjusted to the restriction on the public call to prayer by doing the rant indoors, to those who actually want to hear that crap. So, this is not a problem for the Swiss Muslims as far as their worship services are concerned.

    The Swiss have sent a clear message that the Muslims are not welcome to build their ugly, terror training centers (Mosques) in Switzerland and that, although the religion is not banned (as it should be) they are telling the camel-jockeys to get the Hell out of Switzerland.

    Good for you, Switzerland! I wish more countries had your BALLS!

  2. MB

    There is, in fact, an intelligence floor for commenting here. Shocking, but true.

  3. tx2vadem

    I would expect more of the same throughout Europe as they struggle to deal with the declining birth rates of their native populations. The fact that they have unproductive reactions to the fear that their culture will be lost isn’t surprising. We deal with much the same here.

    I don’t know how you convince people acting out of fear that their actions are counterproductive. Obviously, the Swiss government failed in their attempt. On the plus side, 43% of the Swiss realized this was a bad idea.

  4. MB

    What’s surprising is a majority of voters jumping behind something so obviously ineffective and incendiary. This is Freedom Fries-level stupid.

  5. tx2vadem

    I think though that we would find the sentiment of the Swiss majority also present in the rest of Europe. If you put minority rights to a majority vote, these types of outcomes are not surprising.

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