Change; a little at a time to bring in sharia law...

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Change; a little at a time to bring in sharia law...

Post by Prof » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:49 pm

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Sometimes it's the little things that are most telling. In

Switzerland it has long been customary for students to shake the

hands of their teachers at the beginning and end of the school

day. It's a sign of solidarity and mutual respect between teacher

and pupil, one that is thought to encourage the right classroom

atmosphere. Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga recently felt

compelled to further explain that shaking hands was part of

Swiss culture and daily life.

And the reason she felt compelled to speak out about the

handshake is that two Muslim brothers, aged 14 and 15, who

have lived in Switzerland for several years (and thus are familiar

with its mores), in the town of Therwil, near Basel, refused to

shake the hands of their teacher, a woman, because, they

claimed, this would violate Muslim teachings that contact with

the opposite sex is allowed only with family members. At first

the school authorities decided to avoid trouble, and initially

granted the boys an exemption from having to shake the hand of

any female teacher. But an uproar followed, as Mayor Reto

Wolf explained to the BBC: "the community was unhappy with

the decision taken by the school. In our culture and in our way of

communication a handshake is normal and sends out respect

for the other person, and this has to be brought [home] to the

children in school."

Therwil's Educational Department reversed the school's

decision, explaining in a statement on May 25 that the

school's exemption was lifted because "the public interest with

respect to equality between men and women and the integration

of foreigners significantly outweighs the freedom of religion." It

added that a teacher has the right to demand a handshake.

Furthermore, if the students refused to shake hands again "the

sanctions called for by law will be applied," which included a

possible fine of up to 5,000 dollars.

This uproar in Switzerland, where many people were enraged at

the original exemption granted to the Muslim boys, did not end

after that exemption was itself overturned by the local

Educational Department. The Swiss understood quite clearly that

this was more than a little quarrel over handshakes; it was a

fight over whether the Swiss would be masters in their own

house, or whether they would be forced to yield, by the granting

of special treatment, to the Islamic view of the proper relations

between the sexes. It is one battle – small but to the Swiss

significant – between o'erweening Muslim immigrants and the

indigenous Swiss.

Naturally, once the exemption was withdrawn, all hell broke

loose among Muslims in Switzerland. The Islamic Central

Council of Switzerland, instead of yielding quietly to the Swiss

decision to uphold the handshaking custom, criticized the ruling

in hysterical terms, claiming that the enforcement of the

handshaking is "totalitarian" (!) because its intent is to "forbid

religious people from meeting their obligations to God." That, of

course, was never the "intent" of the long-standing handshaking

custom, which was a nearly-universal custom in Switzerland, and

in schools had to do only with encouraging the right classroom

atmosphere of mutual respect between instructor and pupil, of

which the handshake was one aspect.

The Swiss formulation of the problem – weighing competing

claims — will be familiar to Americans versed in Constitutional

adjudication. In this case "the public interest with respect to

equality" of the sexes and the "integration of foreigners" (who

are expected to adopt Swiss ways, not force the Swiss to exempt

them from some of those ways) were weighed against the

"religious obligations to God" of Muslims, and the former

interests found to outweigh the latter.

What this case shows is that even at the smallest and seemingly

inconsequential level, Muslims are challenging the laws and

customs of the Infidels among whom they have been allowed to

settle [i.e., stealth jihad toward sharia dominance]. Each little

victory, or defeat, will determine whether Muslims will truly

integrate into a Western society or, instead, refashion that

society to meet Muslim requirements.

The handshake has been upheld and, what's more, a stiff fine

now will be imposed on those who continue to refuse to shake

hands with a female teacher. This is a heartening sign of

non-surrender by the Swiss. But the challenges of the Muslims

within Europe to the laws and customs of the indigenes have no

logical end and will not stop. And the greater the number of

Muslims allowed to settle in Europe, the stronger and more

frequent their challenges will be. They are attempting not to

integrate, but rather to create, for now, a second, parallel society,

and eventually, through sheer force of numbers from both

migration and by outbreeding the Infidels, to fashion not a

parallel society but one society — now dominated by Muslim


The Swiss handshaking dispute has received some, but not

enough, press attention. Presumably, it's deemed too

inconsequential a matter to bother with. But the Swiss know

better. And so should we.

There's an old Scottish saying that in one variant reads:

"Many a little makes a mickle." That is, the accumulation of

many little things leads to one big thing. That's what's happening

in Europe today. This was one victory for the side of sanity.

There will need to be a great many more.
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

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