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Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Playing Good Cop, Bad Cop with Dhimmitude

Two different cases concerning how those countries which try to resist Islamisation are treated.

First, we have 'good cop' - Amnesty International criticising the Swiss referendum which will be held to determine whether or not there should be a ban on minarets:
Geneva -- A push for a referendum on whether to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland was criticised Sunday by rights group Amnesty International and centre-right politicians.

Daniel Bolomey, the head of Amnesty's Swiss office, said those behind the campaign wanted to "exploit fears" of Muslims and encourage xenophobia for political gain.

"This initiative claims to be a defence against 'rampant Islamification' of Switzerland but it seeks to discredit Muslims and defames them, pure and simple," he said in a statement.

"For those behind this plan, the problem is not linked to minarets.

"In reality, they want to exploit fears that already exist among people and whip up xenophobic feelings for political gain."

The centre-right Free Democratic Party (FDP) also attacked the idea, saying it would only intensify "unfounded" fears against the country's Muslims.

The project came into existence when the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) collected signatures against minaret construction to initiate a public vote on the matter.

They collected over 100,000 signatures, which allows for a referendum, according to the country's constitution.

The Swiss government called for the initiative to be rejected.

No date was set for a vote, but it is not expected to take place before November.
Note to Amnesty: the SVP are only pushing for the referendum because they have collected the prerequisite number of signatures from concerned Swiss citizens.

Therefore, as the country is a democracy, their concerns are clearly legitimate and deserve to be addressed. The fact that Amnesty sees fit to criticise the decision before it has been made, in fact criticising the idea that Swiss people should be consulted about what the future of their country should be like at all, is ominous indeed.

Still, Amnesty might be bad, but they're not the worst opponents of forces which wish to halt the Islamisation of Europe - by any means.

In response to French President Nicolas Sarkozy's recent bid to ban the burqa from French territory (which GalliaWatch has some excellent thoughts on), al-Qaeda have sworn revenge, fighting what they call 'religious terrorism' from the French Republic, with actual terrorism.

From The Telegraph:

President Nicolas Sarkozy said earlier this month that his government was considering banning the burka and other Islamic clothing which French MPs claim is degrading to women.

"Yesterday was the hijab (the Islamic headscarf long banned in French schools) and today, it is the niqab (the full veil)," said Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of Al-Qaeda in North Africa.

"We will take revenge for the honour of our daughters and sisters against France and against its interests by every means at our disposal."

"We call upon all Muslims to confront this hostility with greater hostility, and to counter France's efforts to divide male and female believers from their faith with a greater effort ... [by] adherence to the teachings of their Islamic sharia," Abdul Wadud said, according to SITE.

He said Muslims in France, who are estimated at around five million, are "increasingly concerned about the practices of French politicians and leaders and their harassment".

On the one hand, there are do-gooders and Leftists, on the other violent terrorists and thugs.

They may have different methods, but it is very interesting to note that they seem to have a common goal.

1 comment:

DP111 said...

Amnesty, like many organisations, and our own governments, do not like the idea that a soveriegn people have a final say on policy.

For these people and organisations, democracy is about letting people have the chance to vote for an approved set of political parties, then shut up and pay for the ride, letting their betters to decide what is good for them.