Switzerland has done what few European nations are willing to do. The land of Heidi and Goat Peter has determined that it will ban the Islamic minaret. For those who are not familiar with what a minaret is, it is a tall slender tower attached to a mosque, having one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin summons the people to prayer. In other words, a minaret is a loud annoyance to infidels who do not want to be disturbed from their sleep at early morning hours. Is that so difficult to understand?
Of course, the Islamic world is all bent out of shape over this decision, partly because they are unaccustomed to ANYONE ruling against them. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds. First of all, mosques are not banned, just minarets. Secondly, the Islamic world isn't exactly tolerant of other religions on their soil. Yet, we in the West are expected to accomodate their every demand.
Read from Jihad Watch:
Pakistani Christians: Will Saudis allow construction of cathedrals to challenge Swiss ban on minarets?
"While the world waxes indignant over the Swiss minaret ban, it is useful to put things into perspective. In Egypt, Christians are persecuted. In Pakistan, construction of new churches is severely restricted. In Saudi Arabia, it isn't allowed at all. So why is a ban on minarets -- not on mosques -- so much more terrible than that?
'Will Saudi Arabia allow construction of Cathedrals to challenge Swiss ban on minarets?,' by Nazir Bhatti for the Pakistan Christian Post, December 1 (thanks to Andreas) -- reproduced as printed:
Karachi: November 30, 2009. (PCP) 'Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC expressed surprise on statement of Pakistani representatives in UNHRC expressing concern on Swiss vote ban on construction of minarets on mosques and other Islamic institutions in Switzerland when construction of new Churches in Pakistan has to follow strict government guidelines which prohibits one furlong from existing mosque and use of loudspeakers.
Nazir Bhatti said "Christ The King processions and other open rituals have been banned in public places from decades but not any Muslim human right activists have raised voice against government actions to damage true spirit of religious freedom in Pakistan but their protests in name of human right against Swiss government vote to ban minarets is index of substandard"
In a statement released by PCC Central office here today also urged Saudi Arabia to allow construction of Churches in kingdom to challenge Swiss ban on minarets.
"The Human Right activists around the world shall raise voice to press upon Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries in Middle East to permit construction of Cathedrals and ensure religious freedom for Christian minorities" added Nazir S Bhatti...'"