Tuesday, December 8, 2009

So are the Swiss bigots?

Here are three excellent articles analyzing the Swiss referendum against minarets.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues that working-class and 'regular' Swiss understood the threat from political Islam, and that their vote represented "a rejection of political Islam, not a rejection of Muslims. In this sense it was a vote for tolerance and inclusion, which political Islam rejects."

Anne Appelbaum thinks the Swiss saw the destructive impact of radical Islam in Western Europe and made it clear they didn't want any of same in Switzerland.

And Daniel Pipes cites informal newspaper surveys in France, Germany and Spain in support of the Swiss referendum, suggesting grassroots support in other European countries.

Let me put it another way: can any measure that Libyan leader Qaddafi attacks be all wrong?

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