According to a number of reports, exit polls indicate that the Swiss have today voted in favour of banning the construction of minarets in Switzerland. If this does indeed turn out to be the case, I would like to express my admiration for the Swiss people's sound common sense. This initiative of the Swiss People's Party isn't xenophobia, but an example of the Swiss standing up for their own values and identity. Let's hope that it encourages Muslims to stay away from Switzerland, and for those already resident there to reconsider their position and hopefully leave. I can only but hope that in the years ahead more countries in Europe, including the UK, will pass such measures, but at present such a prospect seems miserably unlikely.
Below is an ITN report on the campaign to ban minarets which, alas, is dhimmi in sentiment. Note the fact that it only bothers to show interviews by voters who are "shocked by the initiative." Hardly an example of unbiased reporting:
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Swiss Minaret Ban Imminent?
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Maybe the US & other nations should follow Swiss style direct democracy?ReplyDelete
The Swiss just voted to ban minarets on mosques and this is a great exercise of their unique form of direct democracy regardless of your views on the subject. But my question is why do the Swiss get to overrule their politicians and parliament and here in the US, we don’t have that right?
Let’s bring Swiss style direct democracy to the United States so Americans can vote on the Wall Street bailouts, government health care, whether to audit or abolish the FED, or require Congress declare war before we invade another country. Read why Switzerland is free and America is not and help restore citizen control over the US government and Congress currently under control of special interests. http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/holland9.1.1.html
Thank you for your comment Anonymous. I agree. Our so-called democracies could benefit greatly from adopting the Swiss model of direct democracy. Here in the UK the BNP is advocating elements of the Swiss system. How do matters stand with you in the US?ReplyDelete