And so the hard-won principle of equality of treatment for all starts to give way, and Muslims begin to be established as a privileged class in society, as Sharia dictates. “Muslim army recruits get special conditions,” from Swiss Info, April 19 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
The Swiss army has drawn up guidelines outlining special conditions for meals and prayers for its rising number of Muslim recruits.
The move is in line with the army’s tradition of catering to other faiths, spokesman Martin BÃ¼hler said, following an article in the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper. Special provisions already exist for Jewish soldiers.
Muslims going into the summer recruit school – part of obligatory military service for young men – can now signal that they do not want to eat pork. They will instead be offered an alternative. Halal products can in some cases be brought in.
However, the five daily prayers will not be possible, but recruits will be able to pray once the day’s army duties are over.
I expect that that will prove unacceptable.
The guidelines have been drawn up with the input of Muslims, according to the NZZ am Sonntag.
The number of recruits of Islamic faith has been on the rise in the past few years. In some infantry recruit schools, one in ten new soldiers is a Muslim, the paper said….