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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2007, 02:17:37 PM »

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6980766.stm
 
More about that Swiss poster. How effective it has become for the coming general elections.
 
Swiss row over black sheep poster
 
By Imogen Foulkes
BBC News, Geneva

 

A political row has broken out in Switzerland over a campaign poster from the right-wing Swiss People's Party, aimed at deporting foreigners - residents without Swiss citizenship - who commit crimes.
The poster, which shows three white sheep kicking a black sheep against a backdrop of the Swiss flag, can be seen all over the country ahead of general elections at the end of October.
The controversial poster bears the slogan "For more security"
 
 
Immigrant groups in Switzerland, left-wing parties and the United Nations complain that the poster is blatantly racist.
The Swiss People's Party, currently the largest in parliament and leading in the opinion polls, is pushing for a new law which would authorise the expulsion of foreign families, should any family member be found guilty of violent crime, drugs offences or benefit fraud.
Over 20% of Switzerland's population is foreign. Most have been in the country for many years, and around a third of them were born in Switzerland.
Swiss citizenship remains very difficult to come by, and being born in the country does not give the children or even grandchildren of immigrants the right to be Swiss.
Crime figures
The Swiss People's Party claims that foreigners commit more crimes than the Swiss, and says this justifies deporting them and their families.
We've had an unbelievably positive response. It shows just how necessary our campaign is
 
 
 
Matthias Mueller
Swiss People's Party spokesman
 
 
In fact, crime statistics are not at all clear, partly because not all Swiss regions count crime in the same way.
A recent study by the Federal Department for Foreigners found that while, at first glance, foreigners appear to be committing more crime than the Swiss, foreigners, especially young men, are also more likely to be charged - whereas young Swiss may be let off with a caution for the same offence.
The study also found that young foreigners living in Switzerland were more likely to be unemployed and living in socially deprived backgrounds, than the Swiss.
But despite the complex nature of the problem, the blunt approach has clearly struck a chord with many voters.
Matthias Mueller, spokesman for the party, says the campaign has attracted huge support.
"We've had an unbelievably positive response," he said. "It shows just how necessary our campaign is."
Storm of criticism
But now that the poster is visible all over Switzerland, there has been a storm of criticism too.
Right-wing parties fear Swiss traditions are under attack
 
 
Swiss Jewish groups say the symbolism of the poster, and its use of colour, is frighteningly reminiscent of Nazi propaganda. What's new? The Swiss flag always had a red background, before the Nazis came along you fools.
"I think it's a disgusting way to conduct politics," said Alfred Donath, president of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities.
"It is entirely contrary to Switzerland's humanitarian tradition, and really not the way we should do things."
Meanwhile the United Nations special rapporteur on racial discrimination, Doudou Diene from Senegal, has asked the Swiss government for an official explanation of the campaign.
 
The Swiss People's Party, which wants to pull Switzerland out of the UN Convention against Racism, and abolish the country's own Federal Commission on Racism, is dismissive of UN opinion.
"The UN should not be meddling in internal Swiss politics," said Matthias Mueller. "We have got freedom of speech in our country. Obviously [Mr Diene] has not understood our culture of democracy. I would suggest he reads up on it."
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The Swiss People's Party is used to criticism of its tactics, but this time there are signs it may have gone too far.
Another poster, showing veiled Muslim women accompanied by the question, "Where are we living, Baden or Baghdad?", is now the subject of an investigation to determine whether it violates Switzerland's anti-racism laws. Meanwhile, a campaign video showing what it is claimed are young hooded foreigners committing violent crimes was withdrawn after the Swiss youngsters who actually took part complained they had been told they were taking part in a crime-prevention video. And across the country, hundreds of the black sheep posters have been defaced, many with a single word - "Shame". BBC always has to add their Marxists bit too.

Always them, madonna!!
 
Always complaining against a nation that hosted them.
 
What I find really disgusting is not the poster in itself but that there are Jewish communities in Switzerland. Every country should start deporting joos as from today. Oh how I wish to be the first to start this anti-rodent campaign!!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2007, 02:26:02 PM »

Il-lallu x'ideja gietni hbieb!!!!
 
Wait and see. :D
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2007, 02:29:45 PM »

http://www.typo3start.ch/sites/ausschaffungi/
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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2007, 03:27:30 PM »

Look at what Kamikaze did with what the Swiss are doing. :D
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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2007, 03:36:26 PM »

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Look at what Kamikaze did with what the Swiss are doing. :D

Tajjba, xbin, imma nag f'Malta ma hemmiex ta. Aktar moz nahseb?:D
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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2007, 10:45:46 PM »

Here is a better version. I did 6 different.
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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2007, 10:57:38 PM »

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this one's a cutie :)  
(feeling sorry for the sheep!)

Its the facial expression really. Not enough shiftyness or loutishness attached (hence a suspension of reality). ^_~

Still a nice concept. Kudos to Switzerland.
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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2007, 04:49:42 PM »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6992670.stm

Swiss citizenship system 'racist'

By Imogen Foulkes
BBC News, Geneva
 
 
 



Switzerland makes it very difficult for foreigners to become Swiss

An official report into the process of naturalisation in Switzerland says the current system is discriminatory and in many respects racist.
The report, from Switzerland's Federal Commission on Racial Discrimination, recommends far-reaching changes.
It criticises the practice of allowing members of a community to vote on an individual's citizenship application.
Muslims and people from the Balkans and Africa are the most likely to be rejected, the report points out.
Switzerland has Europe's toughest naturalisation laws. Foreigners must live for 12 years in a Swiss community before they can apply, and being born in Switzerland brings no right to citizenship.
Under the current system, foreigners apply through their local town or village.
They appear before a citizenship committee and answer questions about their desire to be Swiss. After that, they must often be approved by the entire voting community, in a secret ballot, or a show of hands. This practice, the report says, is particularly likely to be distorted by racial discrimination.
It cites the case of a disabled man originally from Kosovo. Although fulfilling all the legal criteria, his application for citizenship was rejected by his community on the grounds that his disability made him a burden on taxpayers, and that he was Muslim.
The report recommends that decisions on citizenship should be decided by an elected executive and not by the community as a whole. But such a move is likely to encounter stiff opposition. Foreigners are a key issue in the run-up to Switzerland's general election next month. The right-wing Swiss People's Party, currently leading in the opinion polls, claims Swiss communities have a democratic right to decide who can or cannot be Swiss.
 
Kudos to the Swiss. They did it again. Why can't we in Malta do the same. And here comes miss slap stick Claire Bonello, on Maltatoday, that Malta has to put up with illegal Immigration.....
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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2007, 05:32:24 PM »

That is because she is weak and useless. She has no solution, so she suggests that we surrender our country.
Babe, over my dead body and believe me , only God can stop us.
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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2007, 08:48:02 PM »

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That is because she is weak and useless. She has no solution, so she suggests that we surrender our country.
Babe, over my dead body and believe me , only God can stop us.

It is the Maltese govt and opposition that is 'weak and useless'.The likes of Claire' slap me' Bonello are part of the liberal leftist do gooder brigades that use the media and EU funds to promote their own personal agendas,multiculturalism and it's off shoots.

The current govt which has Gonzi at the helm is weak to resist leftist and church pressure to combat in an affirmative manner the problem of illegal immigration into Malta.

The current nationalist party has no right to call itself 'Nationalist'.They are an affront and an embarrassment to those that would deem themselves white 'nationalists' and European to boot.
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