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With Words Like Those of the Iranian Minister, Should There Really be Any Wonder the Swiss are Defensive?

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Dec 10, 2009 at 13:23

In the incendiary comments against the actions of the Swiss people we may take notice of evident aggression, reinforced by the further incendiary comments from the Iranian Foreign Minister. Should these be taken lightly, or should there be steps taken back in the face of the movements of Islam to further impose shari'a principles in a western culture? This is a rhetorical question, for the sensibilities of both side are manifest, that Islam is on the move to reinstate former glories, and the west is put into a defensive posture in the face of it for the lack of a true modern understanding of what Christianity really is by modern Christianesque thinking versus an Islamic one, let alone a Muslim's take on the subject. Be that as it may, the Swiss are being targeted this time, like the Danes the last time, and whoever before that.

Dr. Pipes hit on a relevant point in his earlier exposition of Turkey's dilemma of being on the frontier between Islam and Christianity, on wanting (or not) to become part of the European Union, dependent on the need or desire to adopt, or not adopt, a more European fa├žade in the process to minimize the deep Muslim sensitivities that are intrinsic in modern Turkish culture. Look at the flashpoint of Islam, of its overrunning various cultures in history to make its mark on all the societies that Muslims overwhelmed; and one dares wonder why the Swiss should be reluctant to embrace Islam and its symbols? In Turkey, one of the greatest symbols of such things is found in the Hagia Sophia, a former church transformed into a Muslim showpiece by the elimination of its decorative Christian symbology and spatial elegance and replaced with the graphics of Islam. Even in the attempts to have Turkey join the EU there are the requirements of returning the Hagia Sophia to its former status of a church, and where does that lead, except in the recalcitrance of the Muslim mindset that once Islamic, always Islamic.

There is nothing slow (except where the process is fought in legal circles)in the process of removing Christian identification in any place that Christianity is opposed, let there be no mistaking that. It occurs even in the most unlikely places, like any public place in America targeted by the ACLU. Maybe one might concede the brutal honesty of the Muslim sensibility of wanting to eliminate Christian symbols everywhere shari'a is imposed, but again let there be no mistake that Islam seeks the subjugation of those opposed to Muslim rule, and elimination of the symbols that offend the Muslim mindset.

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