Dr. Turley, that good news guy, has another bell to ring, this one for Switzerland:
Love the Swiss! Not only are they the epitome of sensible guns laws in Europe, but almost nine years ago they famously banned minarets via a national referendum. Remember the outcry, particularly from Sweden, when news of the Swiss national referendum sent shock waves through multiculti dhimmis in the EU?
From our news feed back then, this entry returns to haunt Sweden’s elites as to the appropriateness of that minaret ban decided by the Swiss. Nine years later it would be a delicious irony had the ensuing period not been so bone-crushingly bloody for many Swedish women:
“I shall explain to the EU that this was not a vote against the Muslim religion, but against minarets as buildings”. Switzerland’s Justice Minister, Evelyne Widmer Schlumpf, was speaking on her arrival at a meeting of EU interior and justice ministers. At issue is the referendum in which Swiss citizens boycotted the building of minarets on their national territory. “In Switzerland, we honour freedom of worship: it is a very important right for us,” the Swiss minister said, acknowledging that the ballot’s outcome was not “a good sign for Switzerland”. “I am sure it will be possible to explain that our democracy holds this possibility of voting and that this was the outcome of the vote”, the minister said, insisting that this was not a vote “against the Muslim religion”.
The current presidency of the EU, Sweden, has expressed surprise and regret at the result of the Swiss referendum. On his arrival at the European Council, the country’s immigration minister, Tobias Billstrom, said he was “somewhat surprised” and found it “strange” that this kind of matter should be decided by referendum. “In Sweden the question of the height of buildings is a matter for local administrations. It is unlikely that in Sweden such a matter would be down to the politician, partly because the right of worship is recognised in Sweden”, the minister pointed out. Sweden’s minister for integration, Nyamko Sabuki, went further, expressing “regret” that Switzerland should have decided such an issue in a referendum. “The Swiss system is a good one because it calls on its citizens to decide, but sometimes it can be used inappropriately, as has happened here”. “Europe does not have a minaret problem. There are no issues between Europeans and Moslems. Moslems are Europeans”, the Swedish minister underlined. “I do not understand what type of issue was being resolved in this referendum”, Sabuki stated. (ANSAmed).
Get that? “Europe does not have a minaret problem… Perhaps not, Minister Billstrom. But Sweden sure has a ruin of rape/burn/pillage problems, so huge and out-of-control that police have given up attempting to enforce your own country’s laws. One hopes that in the ensuing nine years since you so horrifically misspoke that you’ve had time to reflect and repent. Try a silent, penitential sojourn to Switzerland, sir. Weep for Sweden while we celebrate Switzerland’s forward-looking ideas.