“Vengeance, boycotts, retaliation … this clash with Islam could cost dearly.” Don’t resist Islamic supremacism! It might make the Islamic supremacists angry!
The Swiss and European establishment united today in deploring yesterday’s decision by Swiss voters to outlaw the construction of minarets but conservative leaders warned that the referendum showed genuine fear over Islam on the continent.
Swiss officials, media and business leaders voiced shame over a vote that they say will stigmatise the country’s 400,000 Muslims and stain Switzerland’s name in the Muslim world. In contrast, hard right leaders in France, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands hailed what they depicted as a triumph for the people against the elite.
Le Temps, Geneva’s establishment newspaper, said: “The vote was inspired by fear, fantasies and ignorance.” Damage to the country’s international standing would be spectacular, it said. “Vengeance, boycotts, retaliation … this clash with Islam could cost dearly.”…
In other words, roll over.
Pamela has more on the European, Swiss and Muslim reactions: Intifada Switzerland Begins.