From ‘The End of Christendom’ files:
Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on minarets on Sunday, barring construction of the iconic mosque towers in a surprise vote that put Switzerland at the forefront of a European backlash against a growing Muslim population.
Some 2.67 million people voted 57.5 to 42.5 percent in favor of the referendum by the nationalist Swiss People’s Party, which labeled minarets as symbols of rising Muslim political power that could one day transform Switzerland into an Islamic nation. Voters in only four of the 26 cantons or states opposed the initiative, granting the double approval that makes it part of the Swiss constitution.
The sponsors of the initiative said the growing Muslim population was straining the country “because Muslims don’t just practice religion. They increasingly make political and legal demands.”
“The minaret is a sign of political power and demand, comparable with whole-body covering by the burqa, tolerance of forced marriage and genital mutilation of girls,” the sponsors said. They noted that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has compared mosques to Islam’s military barracks and called “the minarets our bayonets.”
I suppose we are supposed to feel terrible about making demands upon Islam in the West. Setting limits. What the Swiss did is “discrimination.” “Racism,” even. Even though Islam isn’t a race. After all, those who would have us feel so terrible about “discriminating” against Islam in the West have themselves never, no never, made ANY demands whatsoever nor discriminated against Christianity, have they? These people who would accuse you of religious bigotry aren’t the same ones who have essentially waged an all out and systematic cultural war on Christianity for the last 50 or so years, are they?
Why, yes! They are the same people. The people who would club the Swiss over the head for setting limits are the same culture destroyers trying to erase every last vestige of christianity from the social sphere–not just from the “government”, as they claim– all in the name of “diversity” and “multiculturalism.” Do you see a pattern emerging here, my gentle readers? They tell YOU not to do exactly what THEY have been doing for decades!
The uncontrolled mass immigration from Islamic countries is part of a concerted effort by the Left to change the reality on the ground. A political and social Kobayashi Maru — to change the conditions of the game, where THEY create the rules by which we all have to play. Rules, of course, designed to ensure their victory and our defeat. They don’t like to lose. Don’t believe me? Then don’t take my word for it, take theirs, as they’ve pretty much admitted to it:
So now the cat is well and truly out of the bag. For years, as the number of immigrants to Britain shot up apparently uncontrollably, the question was how exactly this had happened.
Was it through a fit of absent-mindedness or gross incompetence? Or was it not inadvertent at all, but deliberate?
The latter explanation seemed just too outrageous. After all, a deliberate policy of mass immigration would have amounted to nothing less than an attempt to change the very make-up of this country without telling the electorate.
There could not have been a more grave abuse of the entire democratic process. Now, however, we learn that this is exactly what did happen. The Labour government has been engaged upon a deliberate and secret policy of national cultural sabotage.
The Government’s ‘driving political purpose’, wrote Neather, was ‘to make the UK truly multicultural’. It was therefore a politically motivated attempt by ministers to transform the fundamental make-up and identity of this country. It was done to destroy the right of the British people to live in a society defined by a common history, religion, law, language and traditions.
It was done to destroy for ever what it means to be culturally British and to put another ‘multicultural’ identity in its place. And it was done without telling or asking the British people whether they wanted their country and their culture to be transformed in this way.
And here’s the best part:
Spitefully, one motivation by Labour ministers was ‘to rub the Right’s nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date’.
But the most shattering revelation was that this policy of mass immigration was not introduced to produce nannies or cleaners for the likes of Neather. It was to destroy Britain’s identity and transform it into a multicultural society where British attributes would have no greater status than any other country’s.
The core reason is that for years they have watched as their country’s landscape has been transformed out of all recognition — and that politicians from all mainstream parties have told them first that it isn’t happening and second, that they are racist bigots to object even if it is.
Folks, we’ve been sold such a bill of goods all these years, taught and inculcated that their “multiculturalism” was merely the best way to cope with a “changing society”; that it was merely a social tool to cope with “the times” — when in fact “the times” and a “changing society” was their tool–and their GOAL. Their goal to transform the West as we know it into an unrecognizable Frankenstein of their own creation. Gramsci could not be more proud right now. Just wonderful, isn’t it? Yet another plague the culture-destroying Left has unleashed on Western civilization.