Sunday, November 29, 2009

Let us indeed rally behind religious expression and freedom of speech

by Smitty

As Ace notes, the Swiss have banned construction of new minarets.

Stand by for the cacophonic outcry.

The ban should have been worded differently. For example:
"All mosque construction is on hold until after completion of the first house of worship of any non-Muslim stripe in Mecca."

The asymmetries in religious tolerance around the world take on the stench of global warming.

Update: Brussels Journal
There is a backlash on the way: at present it is showing itself in small ways, over minor matters such as minarets, but presently it will manifest itself on more substantial issues such as immigration and bogus climate change. It is no coincidence that the people most loudly bemoaning the ban on minarets in Switzerland are those who most vociferously applauded the prohibition on crucifixes in Italian classrooms. The consistent principle is an attack on European Christian civilisation, complemented by subservience to all the enemies of that civilisation, secular or Islamic.


  1. I think they should be allowed to build as many minarets as they want...On the bottom of the ocean.

  2. We must fight for the right of our Muslim brothers and sisters to stop by Friday's for a bacon cheeseburger and an adult beverage, even when they're on haj.

    Can I get an "Amen!"?

  3. How about a pork tenderloin? Amen.

  4. Naturally, Charles Johnson and Andrew Sullivan disapprove. At least these jerks are consistent.