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Watch Them Muslims With Missiles!

I am glad there are men like Reinhard Werner in the world because their presence enables me to sleep soundly at night. Mr. Werner has taken upon himself the task of keeping tabs on what happens inside mosques in Germany. On a typical Friday afternoon, the guy off to the right under the lamppost wearing nondescript clothes is our faithful guardian, Mr. Werner. He points to the sign over the entrance to the mosque which has the letters, “DITIB” printed, the acronym for the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs. Mr. Werner will inform one and all, “do you see that the letter “I” in DITIB resembles a minaret? And, that the minarets look like missiles?” Reinhard is a member of the “Anonymous Mosque Observers,” which originally was formed by Muslims who disagree with prevailing rules of the religion. He has made it a purpose in his life to keep tabs on anyone going into a mosque.

Mr. Werner taught secondary school for thirty years and often had Muslim students in his classes who were hostile to the West. This got him thinking and worrying about these Muslim folk. Werner now visits nine mosques and reports what he sees to the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. Sometimes, he slips into the mosque in order to observe what is happening inside. Recently, he was halted by a young man who inquired if he was the notorious Mr. Werner and when he nodded a “yes,” was told to depart.

We were able to secure a copy of the report he recently submitted to Federal authorities:

“I observed three men sipping tea who whispered even though there was no need to whisper. We need technology to pick up these whispers.”

“Two men bent low while praying and I believe they were attempting to share information concerning our military efforts in Afghanistan.”

“An imam told those praying they should speak German if they see Germans close at hand in order to prevent them from knowing how we are preparing for the Ramadan festival.”

I just send a communication to Mr. Werner asking him to take pictures of minarets. If you spell the word backwards it comes out: steranim. The word steranim in the Aztec language is signal to kill the enemy.

Stupidity And Ignorance Reigns In Switzerland

Every so often we on planet Earth display an attitude about those who differ from ourselves which can only be described as stupidity running amok. There are 210 mosques in the nation of Switzerland which cater to about a hundred thousand or so Muslims and between these mosques only four have minarets. Minarets are build next to a mosque to allow the call for prayer service. Sorry, voters in Switzerland, the minaret is simply a place from which people are urged to pray, it is not a terrorist hideout from which people are sent to kill and maim the innocent. I am a simple man, but am baffled why anyone would become upset at those seeking religious observance to carry out the requirements of their religion. The unknown factor in the Swiss vote is why did about 57% of voters regard a minaret as a problem. One can only assume they were ignorant as to its purpose in the Muslim religion.

The minaret ban should also serve as a lesson to Muslims in nations like Saudi Arabia which deny those who are not of the Muslim faith of a chance to conduct their own religious services. When will we humans simply accept the right of all humans to practice their religion? I have a hunch that is what God would desire.

Of Minarets And Sleeves For Muslims

The two events impacting Muslims occurred hundreds of miles away from one another but they attest to the complicated world of how cultures and religions impact one another. In Switzerland, the nation voted in a special referendum to ban the building of minarets in mosques even though the vote was most probably in violation of the nation’s own constitution. In the meantime, in Sweden, a law suit filed by a Muslim female dentist to be allowed to wear clothing that covers her body even though her attire violates medical procedures was denied. She was informed that medical procedure required all dentists to wear short sleeved gowns and the Muslim woman refuses to wear such attire because it allows part of her skin to be open to public view. Of course, her face would be open to public view, but apparently allowing a small part of her arm to be seen is of much greater consequence. This raises questions as to when do rules of society take precedence over religious obligations?

The vote in Switzerland has no logical, medical, cultural or political sense since building minarets has nothing to do with the lives of Swiss citizens. This is an example of pure prejudice which can not be allowed in modern societies. At some point religious centered individuals have to accept practices which may violate their religious beliefs and the real issue is to what extent do people have to accept change in order to be members of a society.

ISSUE OF THE DAY–Minarets In Switzerland!

The world is confronting a vast economic crisis, there are droughts in Africa and India, terrorists are killing innocent people, but the people of Switzerland have identified the really important issue the world must solve– should a Muslim mosque contain minarets? A referendum on this critical issue was submitted to the people of Switzerland and they voted by a 57.5% majority to allow the construction of new minarets. The government was shocked by the vote which they believe violates the nation’s constitution that protects freedom of religion. There are also fears it will impact tourism and trade with Muslim nations.

On the other hand, the vote indicates there are people in Switzerland who spend their nights and days worrying about minarets. They see minarets in their sleep, they believe terrorists hide behind or in minarets and banning their construction will allow the people of Switzerland to sleep in peace.

Oh well, I will spend my time worrying about the economic crisis and unemployment. I’m weird that way.