“Dark-skinned youngsters” aren’t really the problem. Youngsters, even blonde and blue-eyed ones, who want to turn Switzerland into an Islamic state are. From AFP:
GENEVA – Voters in Switzerland decide Sunday on controversial government proposals to make it easier for the children and grandchildren of immigrants to become Swiss citizens.
The result of the referendum has been predicted to be close despite support from a wide spectrum of the country”s political parties, following a campaign marked by virulent anti-foreigner advertising by right-wing opponents.
Posters have depicted dark-skinned youngsters grabbing Swiss passports while leaflets warned of a massive growth in the Muslim population if the draft legislation to streamline cumbersome procedures for second and third generation immigrants is approved.
Right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) parliamentarian Hans Fehr, who heads the main anti-immigration lobby group, also predicted an “explosion” in citizenship bids from “problem” youngsters from the Balkans.
“This project is dangerous for Switzerland,” he said.
The SVP became the largest political party in the country at the general election with 27 percent of the vote, and is one of the four governing parties.
Its stance has prompted an outcry from the five other main parties, including the conservative Radicals, which launched an unprecedented joint appeal against hatred in the final week of the campaign.
That they can frame the debate as one over “hatred” shows how completely they have captured the intellectual field. It is not hatred or racism or bigotry for Swiss to be concerned that proponents of Sharia will try to attain sufficient numbers in Switzerland to remake the country.