Notice how they steal the Jewish Star of David, symbol of Nazi persecution of Jews, to symbolize their made-up story about Muslim persecution in Europe. (So where are all the Swiss gas chambers and ovens?)
THE LOCAL The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS), a conservative Muslim group, has chosen a symbol reminiscent of the Jewish Star of David for a planned protest against Islamophobia this weekend. Around 2,000 people are expected to participate in the ‘Day against Islamophobia and racism’, a mini-festival organized by ICCS in the capital Bern that will run from 2 to 5pm on Saturday.
In a (pathetic, despicable) attempt to draw parallels between the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany and Muslims in the Switzerland of today, many participants will wear t-shirts and stickers with the word ‘Muslim’ framed by a yellow star.
The Bern-based ICCS was founded by young Swiss converts to Islam shortly before the political initiative to ban minarets. Some in the Swiss media have labeled its president Nicholas Blancho ‘the Bin Laden of Biel’, a reference to his home town.
The organisation, which has more than 2,000 members, professes a conservative (aka radical) interpretation of Islam and has often made headlines in Switzerland for its provocative campaigning. Seemingly unperturbed by the criticism, Blancho says there are distinct similarities between anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. (Until you can show me 6 million dead bodies, STFU)
“We want to trigger a debate and show that the discrimination of Muslims in Switzerland is a fact,” he told Tages Anzeiger. “Muslims are treated as second-class citizens and are discriminated against, for example because they wear a headscarf or because of their name when they look for an apprenticeship or are looking for an apartment,” he added. (No, Muslims are hated because they keep trying to impose their beliefs on the rest of us and demand special accommodations just for their religion. Not to mention countless attempts to blow us up)
The symbol has outraged Swiss Jews. Edith Bino, president of the Jewish community in Bern, told the Zurich newspaper that the idea of the star is so wrong that they could not take it seriously. Yves Kugelmann, the editor-in-chief of Jewish newspaper Zeitung Tachles, argued the provocation is “simply stupid.” He said Islamophobia is a serious issue worthy of debate (No, it isn’t. It isn’t Islamophobia when they really ARE trying to kill you), but not in such “cheap ways.” Kugelmann regretted that “a legitimate concern is raised with such false comparisons.”
“This festival will only intensify Islamophobia,” (Hopefully) said Hisham Maizar, president of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Switzerland, who prefers to work closely with the authorities on integration policies.
The festival will also include concerts and a series of speakers, such as former British PM Tony Blair’s (MUSLIM CONVERT Hamas supporter) sister-in-law, the TV journalist and pro-Palestinian activist Lauren Booth, and Muamer Zukorlc, the mufti of the Islamic Community in Serbia.