Look Who’s Talking

December 6, 2009 at 13:21 1 comment

Last week, the Swiss electorate voted in favor of a ban on the construction of any more minarets in their Alpine homeland. That has to be seen as a serious infringement on civic rights, not to mention an indication of widespread xenophobia in the Swiss populace.

The political establishment in Bern, which had expected the SVP-sponsored proposal to be rejected, was shocked by the result of the referendum, and foreign minister Micheline Calmy-Rey was afraid that it could endanger Switzerland or Swiss interests.

She appears to have been correct.

The regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran has now reacted, and in a statement Calmy-Rey’s Iranian counterpart, Manouchehr Mottaki, harshly criticized the ban and threatened Switzerland with “consequences” if the will of the people be respected:

“Values such as tolerance, dialogue and respecting others’ religions should never be put to referendum.”

No, such things are obviously best left to the Guardian Council and the Supreme Leader.


Entry filed under: Politics.

For the Eighth Day of Hanukkah Mazal Tov!

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Aerorcelm  |  December 9, 2009 at 18:02

    Unadulterated words, some truthful words dude. You made my day.


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