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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

What would William Tell have thought of this?


A Swiss friend in Brisbane emailed me the above photo with the following narrative:

"Muslims in Switzerland are demanding that the white cross be removed from the Swiss national flag because as a Christian symbol it 'no longer corresponds to today’s multicultural Switzerland.' The Muslim group behind this demand, known as the 'Secondos', began a nationwide campaign to urge Swiss citizens to change the flag to something that is 'less offensive' to Muslims."

While such demand was made in 2011 - click here - , according to Raymond Ami, a Swiss citizen living in Bali, it never got any traction, and the flag in the photo is the Danish one, burnt while protesting against the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten's cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a terrorist with a bomb in 2005.