The NYTimes has a full article on how the Swiss are working themselves up on foreigner hatred, racism and Islamophobia. Again, I am very worried indeed. This is not good. I quote:
“Our political enemies think the poster is racist, but it just gives a simple message,” Bruno Walliser, a local chimney sweep running for Parliament on the party ticket, said at the rally, held on a Schwerzenbach farm outside Zurich. “The black sheep is not any black sheep that doesn’t fit into the family. It’s the foreign criminal who doesn’t belong here, the one that doesn’t obey Swiss law. We don’t want him.”
More than 20 percent of Swiss inhabitants are foreign nationals, and the SVP argues that a disproportionate number are lawbreakers. Many drug dealers are foreign, and according to federal statistics, about 70 percent of the prison population is non-Swiss.
Human rights advocates warn that the initiative is reminiscent of the Nazi practice of Sippenhaft, or kin liability, under which relatives of criminals were held responsible and punished for their crimes.
For Nelly Schneider, a 49-year-old secretary, the party’s approach is “a little bit crass,” but appealing nevertheless. “These foreigners abuse the system,” she said after Mr. Walliser’s presentation. “They don’t speak any German. They go to prostitution and do drugs and drive fancy cars and work on the black market. They don’t want to work.”
While going on welfare, asking to be treated differently, refusing to treat women when you are a doctor, or refusing to sell contraceptive pills is disgusting. That's not what you signed up for when you became a citizen or continue to be a citizen. See here for my comments to Tariq Ramadan, the author of what it means to be an European Muslim.
But that's on the citizen's side. On the other side, we have seen so many times as to how Europeans lead inexorably towards genocide and killings. This is simply another step towards it. Perhaps the Council of Europe can take up this matter? I think that's the only body in Europe who can conceivably make a difference in this frankly extremely dangerous matter. I know Muslims think the worst of the Jews for complaining about the Genocide and Holocaust, but remember this, what happened to them can and will happen to the Muslims as well.
All this to be taken with a grain of piquant salt!!!