Quote# 90035

[On muslims wanting to change the Swiss flag due to the "offensive" nature of the cross]

Unlike most the flags of most nations, the Swiss flag is square instead of rectangular. Therefore, it would be harder to place an image on it that is more pleasing to Muslims, such as a plane flying into a building or one figure beheading another.

Roy Ryder, The real revo 19 Comments [11/11/2012 8:24:49 PM]
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Uh, Islam isn't a race. This is stupid, but not racist.

11/11/2012 9:10:12 PM



11/11/2012 9:35:34 PM

still changing the swiss flags IS pretty dumb

11/11/2012 10:19:25 PM


Citation on the changing of the Swiss flag needed.

11/11/2012 10:59:06 PM


I feel guilty because I laughed at that horrible joke.

11/12/2012 12:30:01 AM


From a quick Google search for German language sources it seems the Swiss media slightly overblew this. The only thing most of them quoted was the head of an immigrant organization Second@s Plus saying the Swiss flag wasn't "timely" any more, the German translation of this can easily be understood as "should be changed" (as we like to stay modern and with the times). The organization and the head of it have denied actually wanting to change the flag, and have resorted to saying they respect the cultural history of Switzerland but that it has become a much more multicultural country.


11/12/2012 12:45:09 AM

D Laurier

And how would either of those images be pleasing to a muslim?

11/12/2012 5:35:18 AM


That made me laugh. People are too sensitive - this is tame considering what you will get from most alternative comedians.

11/12/2012 7:01:26 AM


All I can say is...what a dork!

11/12/2012 7:45:54 AM


They have religious symbols, you know.

But a Crescent moon is a descent symbol to put on the flag regardless of religion. I think I should put it on the flag of one of my Sci-fi nations.

11/12/2012 9:11:08 AM

J. James

I have to agree with commenter #3- wanting to change the Swiss flag IS extremely stupid.

11/12/2012 11:21:44 AM


Thanks for the source
The world in German is pretty interesting (zeitgemäss), which means it simply does not correspond to present time.
Duh, of course, it is an heritage.
In any case, the idea was dumb and they are not pushing it.

11/12/2012 1:55:41 PM

Doubting Thomas

Really I can't find a lot of fault with this quote. Some Muslims did celebrate 9/11, and some of them have beheaded people. Yes, I understand the racism of stereotyping all of them as being in favor of terrorism or beheadings, but is this really so much worse than us making fun of right-wing Americans because some of them say, "Let's nuke Mecca!"?

11/12/2012 1:56:16 PM


What a funny joke.



11/12/2012 7:17:47 PM


The Swiss flag is square because it represents the Swiss.

11/13/2012 11:42:44 PM


Heh, made me giggle, I can imagine Frankie Boyle using that one.

11/15/2012 7:22:43 AM


Repeat after me: Islam is not a race. Islam is not a race. Islam is not a race.

11/15/2012 6:12:02 PM

switzerland is a secular nation. the "cross on their flag is no more offensive, and no more a "cross" than an addition symbol. all sides should suck it up and let it go.

11/16/2012 11:43:45 AM

Goomy pls

Who wants to tell this fuckwit that a square IS a rectangle?

12/14/2013 2:03:32 PM

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