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Switzerland: Not so innocent and neutral after all 10 years 2 months ago #383856

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Switzerland 'approves minaret ban'
GENEVA (AFP) – Over 57 percent of Swiss voters on Sunday approved a blanket ban on the construction of Muslim minarets, according to official results posted by Swiss news agency ATS.A final tally of 26 cantons indicates that 57.5 percent of the population have voted in favour of the ban on minarets -- the turrets or towers attached on mosques from where Muslims are called to prayer.Only four cantons rejected the proposal brought by Switzerland's biggest party -- the Swiss People's Party (SVP), which claims that minarets symbolise a "political-religious claim to power."The SVP had forced a referendum under Swiss regulations on the issue after collecting 100,000 signatures within 18 months from eligible voters. The Swiss government was firmly against the call, arguing that accepting a ban would bring about "incomprehension overseas and harm Switzerland's image."Switzerland has an uneasy relationship with its Muslim population of some 400,000 in a country of 7.5 million people. Islam is the second largest religion here after Christianity.
WTF? And really.. what's the point of it except to be dicks?Even the head scarf and burqa bans considered in other countries make a little more sense than this. It's just a building.I agree with this column..Sunday's vote keeps European heads in the sand about Muslim immigrants.
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Switzerland: Not so innocent and neutral after all 10 years 2 months ago #383857

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I guess they'll ban cathedral towers next.
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Switzerland: Not so innocent and neutral after all 10 years 2 months ago #384204

I tend to hate bans of any sort because I feel it's taking away my right to choose things for myself. But I could harp on this topic all day. __________________Construction Games
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Switzerland: Not so innocent and neutral after all 10 years 2 months ago #384206

guess they're really hellbent on cultural preservation via not allowing immigrants to build their prayer houses?i mean, that's about the most i can think of.
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Switzerland: Not so innocent and neutral after all 10 years 2 months ago #384211

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They don't want to end up like France, I guess.
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Switzerland: Not so innocent and neutral after all 10 years 2 months ago #384233

Token White Guy;383857 wrote:
I guess they'll ban cathedral towers next.
That's the only just thing to do.
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Switzerland: Not so innocent and neutral after all 10 years 2 months ago #384255

From the title I assumed the swiss attempted some sort of espionage.After opening the thread I came to see a picture of an all-black hooded human (man?).From this I made the first logical assumption: Swiss ninjasNeedless to say, I am disappointed. I'll leave this thread now.
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Switzerland: Not so innocent and neutral after all 10 years 2 months ago #384294

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No dude, it's Mortal Kombat in Switzerland. That's their Sub-Zero and behind him is the spike pit level.
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