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.

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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.

    Reply

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