Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, publicly read an Islamic poem including
“The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and Muslims our soldiers…”
HAMMER THEIR HELMETS! BLUNT THEIR BAYONETS! (metaphorical reference to no more mosques)
The Swiss have hand enough.
They actually had the spine to take back their country. I wonder how the religion of peaceniks will react...in their usual tolerant and pacifist manner?
Projections a week ago showed that less than 40 percent favored a minaret ban, but exit polls revealed that nearly 60 percent of the voters supported it. Backers of the ban said the minarets are a symbol of militant Islam. Muslims comprise approximately five percent of the country’s population, more than double the number in the 1990s.
Mosquito wrote, "The Swiss voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new constitutional article to ban (new) minarets constructions at 57.5% :-) The surprise is indeed huge as the Swiss government and almost all media pushed for a NO vote, all (manipulated ?) pre-elections polls also predicted a refusal ... That shows that people start to get it and are fed-up ! This is not just a small victory, the results are close to a landslide vote ! 22 "cantons" voted in favor of the ban and 4 voted against (Geneva, Vaud, Neuchâtel and Basel) More info/maps here "