What has become of the world???
As being a Muslim myself, I am not angered by this. I am saddened & hurt by this banning. This proposal made forward by the Swiss People's Party (SVP), the largest party in the parliament says that minarets are a sign of Islamisation. 22 out of 26 cantons voted in favour of the ban.
"Minarets are a sign of Islamisation" - is that best excuse you can come up with? What is it about Islam that makes you(SVP) so afraid? Is it about 9/11? Is it about the covering up of the Muslim women? Or is it about that there are about 400,000 Muslims that makes you feel threatened?
This is an insult to all Muslims. Although I'm not a citizen there which I'm pretty thankful, but to see our religions being hammered down across the globe, eg.
France- French law banning Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols in state schools
Like, WTF-ing hell man. How would you feel if we ban church bells from ringing on every Sunday? How would you feel if we ban the nuns from covering their heads by saying that it's Islamisation? How would you feel if we ban the sprinkling of Holy Water?
What if we ban the Hindus from celebrating their Depavali? And the Buddhas - the monks wearing their clothes by criticizing it's unmoral?
Do you understand what I'm saying here? I'm saying that: Every religion has its own way of religion expressive but most importantly, religion obligation. By banning headscarf, banning minarets, banning mosques - the world once we knew was connected is getting further & further apart.
"Being ignorant is not a sin but to remain ignorant is a sin." If the world keeps on moving backwards & shunning away every difference, then we might as well blame God for making all these differences. The reason that all these controversies are happening is because PEOPLE ARE IGNORANT.
That is how RACISM came about, that is SLAVERY came about, that is how WAR came about. It all starts with IGNORANT PEOPLE. They refuse to learn other things because they are too proud with who they are, they think they are the best when as a matter of fact, no one is the best - it's only their egos which make them ignorant.
It's really sad for those Muslims back there especially the young ones. By doing this, it will only make them feel unwelcome, that they are unwanted. The people who vote for this ban are only too afraid that they will lose power - sighh, you will only lose dignity & self-value. I wouldn't want to shake hands with these people.
I'm not slashing Christianity if that's what you're thinking - but because it is these 2 major religions are having linked problems that I used it as an example. I have a Buddhist, Muslims and 2 Hindus best friends. We get along so well because we learned each other religion that earned each other's respect.
But there's karma: What goes around, comes around. They say that - 'you see, once the African-Americans were the slaves, now looked, whose the President?'
Hahahah, to all these controversies going on - only time will come & the result will prove to you that 'the earth is round and we'll meet again at the next pole".
P/S. Muslim women must wear headscarf, well, it's up to them actually(: It is not a gender discrimination. I have friends who wear headscarf because they want to & not by force. I'm telling this because I don't want any misunderstanding. It is a not gender discrimination & men DO NOT need to wear;D