posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 11:49 AM
Originally posted by jam321
Wanted or not, the Swiss are getting a lot of publicity as of late.
Seems like now a days, just about every issue or proposal gets turned into a racist issue.
Race has nothing to do with this. It is religion. What I can't understand is that the majority of terrorist incidents over the last several years
have been perpertrated by Muslims. I'm not saying that all Muslims are terrorists, far from it. I do however believe that the majority of Muslims
are not doing enough to distance themselves from the ones who are terrorists. This being said I can't for the life of me figure out why so many
non-Muslims are so defensive of anything that can be possibly construed as anti-Muslim.
The Swiss voted to ban a certain type of building feature. That is it, plain and simple. There were no constraints put on the Muslim religion. If
you don't like it, get a law to overturn it on the next ballot. We have a small town near where I live that has the downtown section declared a
historic district. There are very strict laws on how the buildings in that area are to be maintained and you have to get approval for any repairs you
do. The Swiss have done pretty much the same thing, except that they have done it for the entire country instead of just a small area.
Some government official, or committee didn't just pass this law, THE SWISS PEOPLE VOTED ON IT! It was their choice.