Second Swiss Canton to Ban the Burqa

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.

7 thoughts on “Second Swiss Canton to Ban the Burqa

  1. A small amount of joy perhaps in the ‘Through the Looking Glass’ land of Sweden today with the ousting of Lofven.
    … and the EU really should butt out of matters of Swiss ‘sovereignty’!

  2. There is no much nonsense, misunderstanding, false fear, plain ignorance and apologetics in this paragraph!

    “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”.

    “In Switzerland, we honour freedom of worship”.

    Very well, but you do not what what Moslems worship, minister.

    The ballot’s outcome was “not a good sign for Switzerland”?

    It is not your job to apologise for what the people have decided. It is your job to represent their wishes, minister.

    And why do you insist, minister, that it was not a vote “against the Muslim religion”?

    The Muslims most certainly see it that way. And we should see it that way too because Islam is against everything we hold dear.

    Even Swiss politicians are brainwashed & contaminated with PC poison. What will it take for a total rethink of this current malaise?

  3. Attempted vehicular homicide in the ‘Through the Looking Glass’ land of Sweden today … by ploughing into students and teachers.

    And Frau Merkel appears to be browning nicely in the toaster. It can’t be too long before she experiences an ‘et tu, Brutus?’ moment.

  4. Dr. Turley’s video was especially informative today. I think that the point he highlighted concerning the Swiss referendum of 2009 regarding minarets was quite thought-provoking. A culture is most certainly experienced visually. I had no idea that the people of any European country were conscious of this basic bit of reality. One day soon, France will be visually unrecognizable as “La Belle France” with all of the attendant visual associations that come with that phrase. Now that’s a loss.

  5. As much as I love Switzerland it has a downside. It is risky to deny the Holocaust publicly. A few Swiss citizens have been either fined or thrown in prison for it. Point is, it is not an issue of much or how little the official history is correct or not, but the right to express an opinion no matter whether someone is offended. Freedom of expression comes with conditions in Switzerland on certain subjects, just as it does in other parts of Europe.

    • The amazing thing to me about Switzerland is the way it “proves” the importance of culture. All those cantons, divided by language and customs. I mean, they even managed to hold onto some Romanish districts, tiny as they are. And ONE area of federal parkland, open to everyone, but with stricter rules than, say, our big western national forests. I sure hope they manage the undergrowth better than the federal and state governments do here. Otherwise, we’ll see out-of-control conflagrations such as occurred in dhim-dum California.

    • Yes, re the ban on Holocaust Denial. That’s a sticky wicket for Europe and will be for generations to come. We have Swiss families who emigrated here a few generations back. They are prosperous and well-integrated but retained that Swiss culture. One of them operated a small market where I could buy European candies and the best deli *ever*.

      Recommended: an Italian movie, “Bread and Chocolate”, about the trials and tribulations of the culture clash between Italians and Swiss.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixHxPFrk48Q

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