Saturday, December 5, 2009

Today's Quiz

Quick now--who said the following?
As the results of the referendum show that 57.4% of voters approved of the amendment, it reveals a clear contradiction between the Swiss peoples' flaunting and boasting of democracy and religious freedom, and the racist and "Islamophobic" content of this referendum, which contradicts with all human rights constitutions and conventions, religious freedoms, and cultural diversity. Today, they ban minarets, and tomorrow they may ban the mosques themselves! What could prevent it as long as the racist right wing movement that is intolerant towards foreigners is leading this campaign! It is well known for all that minarets only constitute a signpost for the places of worship and that they have no other significance, whether political or otherwise. Rather, they represent a beautiful architectural symbol that is a witness to the country's tolerance and cultural and religious diversity.
The CJC? Nope, although you couldn't be faulted for thinking it came from the Trudeaupian "bridge-builders".

Actually, it was none other than "moderate" Islamist Yusuf Al-Qaradawi.

4 comments:

John B said...

"Rather, they represent a beautiful architectural symbol that is a witness to the country's tolerance and cultural and religious diversity."

Beautiful architectural symbol? More like frozen dog turds pointing skyward in my opinion.

John B said...

BTW - thanks for moving to the new site - former "Cyclist" from the previous site.

scaramouche said...

I think Erdogen's description said it best--minarets are Islam's "swords."

Jim R said...

"What could prevent it as long as the racist right wing movement that is intolerant towards foreigners"

No. Just intolerant of foreigners who demonstrate a dangerous intolerance of their host country's people and values.

The least you could do is try a little to fit in, instead of trying to be offended. Start with shedding the towel on the head and tent on the women.