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December 06, 2009



Guardian Cif readers seem to be overwhelmingly in support of the Swiss ban. See here:


The analysis gives also a good picture of why people support the ban.

Paul Moloney

Ayaan Hirsi Ali appears to have jumped the shark(tm) from arguing on behalf of freedom to arguing against freedom.



With respect, P., I think you are using the phrase "jump the shark" incorrectly.


"Every European country has its specific symbols or topics through which European Muslims are targeted. In France it is the headscarf or burka; in Germany, mosques; in Britain, violence; cartoons in Denmark; homosexuality in the Netherlands - and so on"

I'll say this till I'm blue in the face. The Danish cartoons were inoffensive. They were reprinted in an Egyptian newspaper and no one blinked. The imams carried them from country to country, no one noticed. They then added three of their own -- including one showing a moslem woman being raped by a dog. Presto.


Sweden has accepted many immigrants from Kosova and they have integrated very poorly into our society and are overrepresented in crime statistics. Islam is part of albanian culture.

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