Dec 7, 2009 - England, everyday life    3 Comments

Daily Show makes fun of Switzerland!

So I actually was going to write about the Swiss Santa, but the Daily Show has given me another subject to write about! I thought about writing about it earlier, but then didn’t because I thought I don’t want to bore you with Swiss politics. Anyway :D

Setting the Scene:

Two Sundays ago the Swiss folks voted on a referendum on a prohibition of the building of any more minarets. Of course this was a huuuge question and it was much more then just about the islamic tower. There were some really aggressive poster showing minarets rising like bombs from the Swiss flag and so on. And sadly the referendum came through two Sundays ago. Most supporter of the referendum fear the “Islamization” of Switzerland and Europe. Of course this fear has some points because in the last 30 years the percent of Muslims in Switzerland has raised from 0.2% to almost 5% of Switzerland’s population. Some people are fearing kind of a population explosion of Muslims or what ever. Which I don’t think is legit, but I at least can understand their fear.

I was against such a referendum because it doesn’t do any good. And such a stop of building any mores minarets doesn’t solve any problems that we have with the Islam and Muslims immigrants.

Anyway, enough of that talking. In the last months I have heard enough of it and now, that it actually came through, I am also a little bit embarrassed of the result. But I still want to show you guys the Daily Show Clip about the minarets in Switzerland! It is hilarious!!! (At least for a Swiss :P )

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I would love to hear your thoughts about all this and if it has changed your view of Switzerland. :)

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  • Great info and right to the point. I am not sure if this is truly the best place to ask but do you folks have any thoughts on where to hire some professional writers? Thanks :)

  • hehe u re more than welcome! and yeah the issue is pretty important for all europe not only Switzerland…
    My favorite part is when he shows all the other posters! but i think u need to understand what they really were standing for to crack really up :P

  • Ohhhh my god, that was HILARIOUS!! XDDDDD!!!
    Thank you so much for posting, Raphy!
    “That’s incredible. You’re like a perfectly balanced swimming pool.”
    “…Thank you. :)
    Aside from the satire, hmmm, the issue sounds important. I’m wondering where this is going.

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