Swiss vote to ban minarets, redneck rampage works both ways.
The Swiss gearing up to vote against minarets has elicited worldwide protests against religious freedoms. Many religious groups of the non Islamic faith feel what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
Many Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia ban the building of places of non Islamic worship, including the possession of any holy book. The reference, when in Rome.......live as a roman.....seems appropriate when living in each respective country.
Some countries are judged by their human rights record, as it is a measure of how many choose to live and immigrate to another country, versus how many choose to leave a country for another. Freedom and democratic majority rule are the norm in democratic countries.
It is strange this story of the Swiss conducting the same Redneck rampage gets world wide media coverage,yet nary a response is heard when the Saudi's and other similar countries practice the same rule of law. Perhaps a slow news day or media political correctness gone awry? It's a safe assumption it's the latter of the two.
The golden rule, commonplace in middle east religions such as the Holy Bible, Koran and Talmud all preach,"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." The "Do unto others" certainly seems lost by those religions who preach benevolence, yet practice everything but.
Will there ever be a time when the worlds two largest religions on the face of the planet ever come to terms over their prophet's original purpose of peace to all mankind and agree to a mutual acceptance of both prophets? It's been said both prophets are mentioned in each others holy book.
It seems no end in sight will ever come to fruition when both sides have been fighting for a millennium.
Perhaps PLO boss Yassar Arafat said it best when as he once said; "No peace can come about, as both sides feel their imaginary friend is more powerful than the other".