Monday, November 30, 2009

Guess I know why it's called "Swiss" cheese. It's full of holes.

So now Switzerland has banned mosque minarets. Has it banned other religious architecture? Nope - they're not even trying to maintain an image of objectivity. It kind of offends me that they're not trying harder to spare our feelings:
Supporters of a ban claimed that allowing minarets would represent the growth of an ideology and a legal system - Sharia law - which are incompatible with Swiss democracy.

They are afraid of what minarets say about a potential Islamic takeover. What can I say, their reasonings are flawless - in fact, I should've called up the Swiss government when I was afraid of the boogie man under my bed...they seem to have impeccable insight and logic.

These I think are the next things that will likely be banned in Switzerland and elsewhere around the world as whities attempt to subdue Islamic forces from taking over their lands:

1. Miswaks: because damn those Mozlems for have clean teeth by any other method than the correct, democratically produced combination of a toothbrush and toothpaste!

2. Sensible shoes for women: all Muslim women will be forced by Western nations to be "equal" to other women. They will now force Muslim women to wear all forms of liberating hooker-boot footwear.

3. Halal meat: only animals slaughtered by pagans will be allowed in Muslim markets, because uttering the basmalah on a cow is sooo last century.

4. Samosas and curry: frankly, they are an affront to our democratically selected bland ways of eating.

Other items may include, but are not limited to: Shib shibs/Chappal, thobes, basmati rice, olive oil, prayer beads (tasbih), and Quran CDs hanging from your rear view mirror.

Not to minimize the situation or anything...but frankly, a world without samosas scares me.


yaser said...

it sets an unfortunate precedent for other (already extremely xenophobic) european countries. and who knows, maybe canada too.

'liya said...

It's so silly and sad.

My students are working on an activity where they have to come up with a way to save the Leaning Tower of Pisa from falling over and one suggested sticking a minaret beside it (they know the word because it was vocab from last week), then another (nonmuslim) student said "well you wouldn't be able to do that if you were in Switzerland." At least the kid could see how ridiculous the ban is but I don't know if the majority of people are smart enough.

yaser said...

this might interest you:

Abdul said...

Swiss government is absolutely right. We gotta ban any of those 'extremist' symbols. Lets ban shawarmas too. They represent a recipe that is incompatible with the western recipes.