For years, there have been those who believed that Europeans were insane for permitting the Muslims in their country to stipulate so much. The Muslims have obviously made the most of this free sovereignty. They have established their own communities, with their personal police and courts in certain places. For many on the right, it has been viewed as a silent jihad, but after the attacks on Paris, things have begun to transform.
The town of Ticino in Switzerland approved a referendum to ban burqas, after the Swiss parliament decided a ban would not “violate the country’s federal law.” Women could receive a fine up to £6,500 ($9,828.84) if caught wearing a burqa, which covers their entire body from head to foot.
“Those who want to integrate are welcome irrespective of their religion,” explained Giorgio Ghiringhelli, who wrote the proposal. “But those who rebuff our values and aim to build a parallel society based on religious laws, and want to place it over our society, are not welcome.”
This will mean that some in the quarter or state will have a challenging choice to try to make. They will have to choose if they are going to decide on what the Quran instructs or what their government has commanded. These Muslims have to decide, whether to stay or to go away.
Though the vote was no real competition, not all find it as great news.
The IB Times notes:
Human-rights groups condemned the ban. Amnesty International called its adoption a “black day for human rights in Ticino.”
The move came as Islamophobic sentiment has become more pervasive in Europe after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris Nov. 13. Demonstrators in Milan and Rome rallied against anti-Islamic attitudes Saturday following the attacks that claimed at least 130 lives.
The concept that this is a phobia (an irrational fear) is foolish on the face. It is difficult to think of another group that should inspire more fear than the Muslims. This is particularly legitimate in light of the latest events. We can effortlessly make the connection between the violent and non-violent Muslim.
Those who would strongly encourage that their wives be permitted to wear such garments may not have ties to ISIS or any other violent group. They may truly be appalled by the activities of these groups. But what they both have in accordance is the perception that the world will one day be Islamic. This implies that though they may not be utilizing violent means, they do work toward the same ends as those of the Islamist terrorist.
This law, like the one in France, will certainly just as before trigger an outrage. Many on the left will assert that this is religious persecution. But it appears that the European courts will side with Ticino.
The law is similar to France’s burqa ban, which passed in 2010. The law caused international uproar, but the European Court of Human Rights upheld it in July 2014.
This will probably be upheld as well, but what we have to question is why it is so simple for these people to take hold in Western nations? Why do they sense the need to move here and to European nations? Is it not because we have some time past left our Christian roots?
If we genuinely want these people to cease coming into our nations, then there is one legitimate approach. Convert them. ” God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son…………….” and all that jazz.
In a loving and whimsical way, speak TRUTH to them. The Gospels is the only hope that we have to stop the spread of Islam.