A Swiss Dilemma And A Warning To Europe

A Normal Showing Of Respect In All Swiss Schools

A Normal Showing Of Respect In All Swiss Schools

A row has broken out in Switzerland about the shaking of hands, and you can guess who is causing this controversy – the Muslims! The following article was sent to me by a friend and I thought it interesting enough to post here.

It certainly gives you an idea of the great divide that separates us westerners from our Muslim immigrants, and adds fuel to the belief that they will never fully integrate into our society even though we offer them a home free from strife and war.

“In Switzerland it has long been customary for students to shake the hands of their teachers at the beginning and end of the school day. It’s a sign of solidarity and mutual respect between teacher and pupil, one that is thought to encourage the right classroom atmosphere. Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga recently felt compelled to further explain that shaking hands was part of Swiss culture and daily life.

And the reason she felt compelled to speak out about the handshake is that two Muslim brothers, aged 14 and 15, who have lived in Switzerland for several years (and thus are familiar with its mores), in the town of Therwil, near Basel, refused to shake the hands of their teacher, a woman, because, they claimed, this would violate Muslim teachings that contact with the opposite sex is allowed only with family members. At first the school authorities decided to avoid trouble, and initially granted the boys an exemption from having to shake the hand of any female teacher. But an uproar followed, as Mayor Reto Wolf explained to the BBC: “the community was unhappy with the decision taken by the school. In our culture and in our way of communication a handshake is normal and sends out respect for the other person, and this has to be brought home to the children in school.”

Therwil’s Educational Department reversed the school’s decision, explaining in a statement on May 25 that the school’s exemption was lifted because “the public interest respect to equality between men and women and the integration of foreigners significantly outweighs the freedom of religion.” It added that a teacher has the right to demand a handshake. Furthermore, if the students refused to shake hands again “the sanctions called for by law will be applied,” which included a possible fine of up to 5,000 dollars

This uproar in Switzerland, where many people were enraged at the original exemption granted to the Muslim boys, did not end after that exemption was itself overturned by the local Educational Department. The Swiss understood quite clearly that this was more than a little quarrel over handshakes; it was a fight over whether the Swiss would be masters in their own house, or whether they would be forced to yield, by the granting of special treatment, to the Islamic view of the proper relations between the sexes. It is one battle – small but to the Swiss significant – between overweening Muslim immigrants and the indigenous Swiss.

Naturally, once the exemption was withdrawn, all hell broke loose among Muslims in Switzerland. The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland, instead of yielding quietly to the Swiss decision to uphold the handshaking custom, criticized the ruling in hysterical terms, claiming that the enforcement of the handshaking is “totalitarian” (!) because its intent is to “forbid religious people from meeting their obligations to God.” That, of course, was never the “intent” of the long-standing handshaking custom, which was a nearly universal custom in Switzerland, and in schools had to do only with encouraging the right classroom atmosphere of mutual respect between instructor and pupil, of which the handshake was one aspect.

The Swiss formulation of the problem – weighing competing claims — will be familiar to Europeans and Americans versed in Constitutional adjudication. In this case “the public interest with respect to equality” of the sexes and the “integration of foreigners” (who are expected to adopt Swiss ways, not force the Swiss to exempt them from some of those ways) were weighed against the “religious obligations to God” of Muslims, and the former interests found to outweigh the latter.

What this case shows is that even at the smallest and seemingly inconsequential level, Muslims are challenging the laws and customs of the Infidels among whom they have been allowed to settle [i.e., stealth jihad toward sharia dominance]. Each little victory, or defeat, will determine whether Muslims will truly integrate into a Western society or, instead, refashion that society to meet Muslim requirements.

The handshake has been upheld and, what’s more, a stiff fine now will be imposed on those who continue to refuse to shake hands with a female teacher. This is a heartening sign of non-surrender by the Swiss. But the challenges of the Muslims within Europe to the laws and customs of the indigenes have no logical end and will not stop. And the greater the number of Muslims allowed to settle in Europe, the stronger and more frequent their challenges will be. They are attempting not to integrate, but rather to create, for now, a second, parallel society, and eventually, through sheer force of numbers from both migration and by out-breeding the Infidels, to fashion not a parallel society but one society — now dominated by Muslim sharia.

The Swiss handshaking dispute has received some, but not enough, press attention. Presumably, it’s deemed too inconsequential a matter to bother with. But the Swiss know better. And so should we.

There’s an old Scottish saying that in one variant reads: “Many a little makes a mickle.” That is, the accumulation of many little things leads to one big thing. That’s what’s happening in Europe today This was one victory for the side of sanity. There will need to be a great many more.”  

When a foreign country takes you in because your own is at war you would expect those who have been saved from war and death to be grateful, and assimilate into your society, respecting your laws and customs. In the modern world this is not happening, at least not with the Muslims. Their initial gratitude is short-lived and then they begin to assert their way of life on Europe.

Many will think that this another anti-Muslim rant reading this, but that just is not true. I am perfectly willing to live alongside these people if they respect us, our laws, and way of life. Sadly, they do not.

While all other religions have adapted to modern life and have kept up with the times, sad to say this is not true of the Islamic religion. With their rules and customs they are still living in an era of 2,000 years ago.

Muslims are literally brainwashed into their religion, for they are taught the Qur’an as soon as they are old enough to read, and they have no other choice. Try to leave the Muslim faith and you will be put to death.

The article states:  “They are attempting not to integrate, but rather to create, for now, a second, parallel society.I should think by now that most people in Europe, at least those with active brains, will see that the quoted sentence is justified.

In places all over Europe they have taken over districts of cities and towns and turned them into something resembling their own country, complete with Sharia Law. With their birthrate six or seven times that of ethnic Europeans they will outnumber us in say twenty or thirty years time, and then the troubles will really start. For there can be little doubt that from that time on they will try to take over the whole of Europe and to make it Muslim.

The people of Europe will not stand for this, so you can be sure there will be fighting between them and us. If they outnumber us who is to say who will win.

I am glad I old and will not be around to see it, but I pity my children and grandchildren who will have to live through this. There can be little doubt that European governments need to wake up to this hidden menace and take steps to stop it, for if they don’t, then all hell with break loose.

Roy.

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