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    Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision
    Updated Dec 6, 2009
    By JPOST.COM STAFF

    Iran criticized a Swiss ban on the construction of minarets on mosques, and warned of rising Islamophobia in Europe, Iranian English-language news agency Press TV reported Saturday. According to the report, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki held a phone conversation with Swiss counterpart Micheline Calmy-Rey to criticize the ban, which was approved in a referendum on Sunday.

    "This move did not befit a country claiming to be a number one advocate of democracy and religious freedom under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," Mottaki was quoted as saying in the conversation. "The ban will undoubtedly change Switzerland's image as a leading advocate of human rights," he added. Mottaki reportedly warned his Swiss counterpart that the ban on building minarets was likely to have far-reaching implications both for the Swiss people and the Muslim minority.

    In Athens on Tuesday, Swiss foreign minister said the government was worried about the ban. Calmy-Rey stressed that Muslims were accepted in Swiss society, and the decision would not change the foreign policy of the country, which would continue to maintain close relations with Muslim nations.
    "Swiss Muslims are well integrated and will continue to attend the 200 mosques in the country," she said. The minister said if an appeal against the referendum is lodged at the European Court of Human Rights, it would be up to the court to decide on its legality.
    Source: The Jerusalem Post

    I agree with the Iranian FM here. The minaret ban projects intolerance and short-sightedness. I have a great respect for the Swiss people and I am fairly confident that this referendun will be repealed.

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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Glad to hear the Iranian FM defend religious tolerance, now if they could gather tolerance in their own borders, then I'll give them even more credit.
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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Tolerance - associated with the Iranian government since 1979.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    The best thing Europe can do is to embrace Swiss rejection of Islam....
    It will be Europe's salvation in the end.....

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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    I agree with the Swiss ban on minarets. And I think the next step should be a ban on muslim immigration to Switzerland. In fact I think all western nations should ban muslim immigration until muslims clean house of the radicals within their religion. I admit this would be a formidable task considering estimates put the number of radicals at 1% of 1.5 billion. Thats approximately 15 million jihadist worldwide. To put that number in perspective there are approximately 5000-8000 current members of the KKK. The KKK had almost 6 million members at its peak in 1924. Of course the KKK was located mainly in the USA and many Americans vocally condemned them. The Civil Rights movement in America brought down the klan and other groups like them. What it will take to minimalize and eliminate radical Islamic extreamist? It will take a strong visual and vocal movement of moderate muslims to stand up and strongly condemn those who claim to be fighting jihad for Allahs cause against the kafir. I would like to point out that this has yet to take place in mass such as the civil rights movement did. I think that there is a reason it has not taken place. IMO the majority of muslims secretly sympathize with the extreamist among them. As of yet I have seen nothing to make me think otherwise.
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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    I agree with the Swiss ban on minarets. And I think the next step should be a ban on muslim immigration to Switzerland. In fact I think all western nations should ban muslim immigration until muslims clean house of the radicals within their religion. I admit this would be a formidable task considering estimates put the number of radicals at 1% of 1.5 billion. Thats approximately 15 million jihadist worldwide. To put that number in perspective there are approximately 5000-8000 current members of the KKK. The KKK had almost 6 million members at its peak in 1924. Of course the KKK was located mainly in the USA and many Americans vocally condemned them. The Civil Rights movement in America brought down the klan and other groups like them. What it will take to minimalize and eliminate radical Islamic extreamist? It will take a strong visual and vocal movement of moderate muslims to stand up and strongly condemn those who claim to be fighting jihad for Allahs cause against the kafir. I would like to point out that this has yet to take place in mass such as the civil rights movement did. I think that there is a reason it has not taken place. IMO the majority of muslims secretly sympathize with the extreamist among them. As of yet I have seen nothing to make me think otherwise.

    I think you should take a nice long trip to Irbid, Jordan, and come back and tell us if you find Islamist Extremists dancing in the street ontop of baby non-muslim skulls.

    I've read your comments and I have presented my rebuttals to your comments, but I rarely ever get any feedback from you . So I am just going to decide that you're myopic and more willing to believe ignorantly based fictitious claims about a people you know little about.

    Comparing Muslims to the KKK. GTFO, for reeealz.
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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Tolerance - associated with the Iranian government since 1979.
    exactly... I wonder how many christian church steeples are being constructed in Tehran. Or magnificent synagogues.

    I'm all for religious tolerance, but if any complaint is to be seriously considered by the swiss gov't it needs to be in the form of words from swiss citizens, not the iranian regime.

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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    I agree with the Swiss ban on minarets. And I think the next step should be a ban on muslim immigration to Switzerland. In fact I think all western nations should ban muslim immigration until muslims clean house of the radicals within their religion. I admit this would be a formidable task considering estimates put the number of radicals at 1% of 1.5 billion. Thats approximately 15 million jihadist worldwide. To put that number in perspective there are approximately 5000-8000 current members of the KKK. The KKK had almost 6 million members at its peak in 1924. Of course the KKK was located mainly in the USA and many Americans vocally condemned them. The Civil Rights movement in America brought down the klan and other groups like them. What it will take to minimalize and eliminate radical Islamic extreamist? It will take a strong visual and vocal movement of moderate muslims to stand up and strongly condemn those who claim to be fighting jihad for Allahs cause against the kafir. I would like to point out that this has yet to take place in mass such as the civil rights movement did. I think that there is a reason it has not taken place. IMO the majority of muslims secretly sympathize with the extreamist among them. As of yet I have seen nothing to make me think otherwise.
    None of this has anything to do with the subject of this thread, but thanks for playing!
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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Glad to hear the Iranian FM defend religious tolerance, now if they could gather tolerance in their own borders, then I'll give them even more credit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Tolerance - associated with the Iranian government since 1979.
    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    exactly... I wonder how many christian church steeples are being constructed in Tehran. Or magnificent synagogues.

    I'm all for religious tolerance, but if any complaint is to be seriously considered by the swiss gov't it needs to be in the form of words from swiss citizens, not the iranian regime.
    Part of being viewed as, or setting yourself up as, a paragon of virtue in any respect also sets you up for criticism if you fall short -- and no matter where it comes from or how ironic it seems, it's justified.

    None of you can honestly tell me that:

    "This move did not befit a country claiming to be a number one advocate of democracy and religious freedom under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," Mottaki was quoted as saying in the conversation. "The ban will undoubtedly change Switzerland's image as a leading advocate of human rights," he added.
    . . . is in any way untrue, can you?
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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