From Gates of Vienna:
The editor-in-chief of the Swiss magazine Weltwoche, Roger Köppel, has been indicted by Socialists in Zurich. The reason: he violated an anti-racism law. On talk shows, according to the Socialist thought-gestapo, Köppel “systematically denigrated and vilified members of the Islamic religion and thus crossed the borders of racism.”
According to a statement of this on Thursday, it concerns the TV show “Talk Täglich” [Daily Talk] of the local broadcaster “Tele Züri” and comments in several editions of Weltwoche. Thus it was about the minaret-referendum and the Islam.
With such statements intentionally vague fears would be fueled, discrimination in Switzerland would be instigated, and the Muslims and Muslimas would be stigmatized. In their indictment, the Young Socialists want to send a signal against intolerance and exclusion.
To blame Roger Köppel for racism — who, unlike left-wing barkers, always knows how to behave and always argues with well-grounded reasoning — can hardly be surpassed in absurdity. In any case the leftists themselves inflame “vague fears” by trying to nip any criticism of Islam in the bud with the ultimate death-club of racism or fascism. Good for those people, who due to lack of arguments always show their undemocratic face and try to suffocate any opposing view.
The Jungsozialisten proudly announce:
In the above-mentioned television broadcast “Tele Züri” he made similar statements, and included the matching opinion that Muslim women and Muslim men living in Switzerland should be considered members of “a hostile army”.
With these statements Roger Köppel has clearly violated article 261bis of the Criminal Code, because he systematically denigrated and vilified the members of the Islamic religion.
Thereby Roger Köppel has exceeded the boundaries of racism. With such statements, deliberately vague fears are fueled, discrimination in Switzerland is instigated, and Muslims are stigmatized. This can and will not be accepted by the Young Socialists. With their indictment they want to give a signal against exclusion and intolerance, because for them it is clear: racism in Switzerland, no matter by whom and against whom, will not be tolerated.
Probably the lefties are just bad losers and can not forgive Roger Köppel for being on the side of the winners since the start of it. When they lose, democrats shows their true face…
The elites that Geert Wilders calls "sharia socialists" are swimming against the tide of the will of the people.
othing Roger Koppel is quoted as writing is either wrong or -- for those who have informed themselves -- even remarkable. That it should be regarded by some Swiss as remarkable, and wrong, testifies to their continuing, unnecessary, self-inflicted ignorance.