Tarte au poires ou tarte au pommes?: France defends Swiss minaret ban

From The National Post

Sarkozy defends Swiss vote to ban minarets

James Mackenzie, Reuters Published: Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Protesters demonstrate the vote to ban minarets in Switzerland, Dec. 1, 2009.

Valentin Flauraud/Reuters Protesters demonstrate the vote to ban minarets in Switzerland, Dec. 1, 2009

PARIS — French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Switzerland’s vote to ban new minarets showed why it was vital for France to hold an extended debate on national identity despite criticism that it has only fuelled racist views.

In a column in the daily Le Monde on Tuesday, Mr. Sarkozy defended the Swiss referendum against widespread criticism in France, saying it had laid bare fears of a loss of identity that should not be ignored.

“Instead of condemning the Swiss out of hand, we should try to understand what they meant to express and what so many people in Europe feel, including people in France,” he wrote.

“Nothing would be worse than denial.”

2 Replies to “Tarte au poires ou tarte au pommes?: France defends Swiss minaret ban”

  1. Good for him not to have followed in the footsteps of the rest of the Eurodhimmis, whose arrogance and contempt for democracy and the will of the people; especially in this unique case in which the latter didn’t accept their political elite’s decisions imposed on them, with little or no debate, from the top down, couldn’t be more evident than in how they’ve been talking about Eurabian courts possibly “correcting” the result of the Swiss vote (the hypocritical arab-wannabes from Turkey have demanded a “correction” too); or, in plain Eurabian Union speak (as evidenced by how multiple votes on the Lisbon Treaty were held in countries where it had been rejected, until the outcome produced results favoring it), “voting again until the Swiss get it ‘right'” has even been demanded by Daniel Con-Bandit, that sickening commie and chief Eurabia-enabling surrender weasel.

    Switzerland will have to stand its ground, no matter what, if its democracy is to survive the latest round of assaults on it. And, on the bright side, this is certainly helpful to Swiss politicians opposed to Eurabian-Union membership.

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