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Old 26.06.2014, 17:06
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Re: Aisha Mohammed was refused 4 times swiss citizenship!

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let me now reveal the real reason: she refuses to wear white socks

and is a very good driver
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Old 26.06.2014, 17:07
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Neither am I, nor my wife.

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Nor is my Swiss husband . But I am, being a foreigner, and finding its sort of expected of me ..... support the ladies club, bake cakes, serve coffee, say Gruetzi to everyone. Maybe one day I may need to have impressed the locals that I did try to fit in. Its called attempting to integrate into the society I live in.
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Old 26.06.2014, 17:10
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Re: Aisha Mohammed was refused 4 times swiss citizenship!

Just to put a face to a name..


Aisha Mohammad and son

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Old 26.06.2014, 17:26
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Nor is my Swiss husband . But I am, being a foreigner, and finding its sort of expected of me ..... support the ladies club, bake cakes, serve coffee, say Gruetzi to everyone. Maybe one day I may need to have impressed the locals that I did try to fit in. Its called attempting to integrate into the society I live in.
If a village in rural Wales or East Anglia had the same system, one would expect to integrate fully into village life to be accepted too.
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Re: Aisha Mohammed was refused 4 times swiss citizenship!

I obviously don't know the particulars of this case, so cannot comment on it - but this thread is an interesting reminder that in Switzerland everything is local.


(Me, I'm sure I have blotted my copybook beyond redemption, as I willfully and wantonly disregarded Frau Mller's (of the Geraniumpolizei) decree on window box color scheme this year and chose my own posies. Fehlende Integration, to be sure. )
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Old 26.06.2014, 18:26
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Re: Aisha Mohammed was refused 4 times swiss citizenship!

The UN should abolish Switzerland as a nation, brake it up and give it to GREAT BRITAIN .Reason My daughter in laws / son in law have to learn a swiss national language ,to gain citizenship . What a bunch of racists .Why is it not enough having ME as a outstanding SWISS citizen as a father in law
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If a village in rural Wales or East Anglia had the same system, one would expect to integrate fully into village life to be accepted too.
System = Lord of the flies?
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Old 26.06.2014, 18:55
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I'm agree.
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Old 26.06.2014, 19:20
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Old 26.06.2014, 19:23
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Re: Aisha Mohammed was refused 4 times swiss citizenship!

Doofus.

You makin their lives difficult. Don't forget to teach them to wear white socks and say Gretzi to Geraniums.

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Old 26.06.2014, 21:13
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Re: Aisha Mohammed was refused 4 times swiss citizenship!

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Sorry, I did not get the full story either. Why does she need Swiss citizenship?
What I was meaning (need to explain as got a "groan") there are several other ways in staying legally in Switzerland. Why spend your time and energy for applying for the citizenship in this small community?
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Old 26.06.2014, 21:49
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I obviously don't know the particulars of this case, so cannot comment on it - but this thread is an interesting reminder that in Switzerland everything is local... )
Apparently not when it comes to the football team. Otherwise, we'd have Gemeinde XX in the World Cup
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Old 26.06.2014, 22:03
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Re: Aisha Mohammed was refused 4 times swiss citizenship!

A Swiss friend of my husband and I sent this to us last night.

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Old 26.06.2014, 22:16
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A Swiss friend of my husband and I sent this to us last night.

There is also a rather nastier version of the same theme going around.

Not nice.
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Old 26.06.2014, 22:20
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A Swiss friend of my husband and I sent this to us last night.

Google translate doesn't do Swiss German

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suscht isch de schwiizerpass away
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Old 26.06.2014, 22:22
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Re: Aisha Mohammed was refused 4 times swiss citizenship!

Sort of, come on guys we need to win otherwise we lose the swiss passport
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Old 26.06.2014, 22:26
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Google translate doesn't do Swiss German



So what's the joke?
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Sort of, come on guys we need to win otherwise we lose the swiss passport
That.

That was a joke, of course! Sadly, this thread reminded me of it.
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Old 27.06.2014, 00:29
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And what logical fallacy is it to say that they let at least 1 brown person be Swiss so they can't POSSIBLY be racist can they?
Isn't it then also a logical fallacy to say that she didn't get accepted because she is brown skinned and it's about racism?

I think Smoky hit the nail on the head. If the reports are to believed she is clearly not integrated. I'm going through facilitate naturalization to the communes can't really say anything. But my interviews were in French and they asked me questions such as if I attended the local fetes, do I have friends, am I part of local groups/clubs, list of Swiss references, etc. And if you read the application form for regular naturalization it's ALL stuff like that. Pages of it.

Her kids were raised here. They are clearly liked and integrated. She isn't. Sad. But maybe she should make more of an effort to learn the language, make peace with the neighbors, go to the stupid fetes with her kids, etc. Then if she doesn't get it.....

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If it's because she's an asshole then she would be a perfect fit for the commune she's applying in.
Well, on this we agree. Sadly I'm guessing that "Are you as much of an asshole as we are?" is not one of the questions.
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Re: Aisha Mohammed was refused 4 times swiss citizenship!

Since most of the people on this thread are not native Swiss but were born somewhere else, I'd like to pose a question. How many of you, back when you were home, would have been considered "integrated" into your society by Swiss standards, and I don't mean by knowing the national language? I know pretty much that I would not be.
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Since most of the people on this thread are not native Swiss but were born somewhere else, I'd like to pose a question. How many of you, back when you were home, would have been considered "integrated" into your society by Swiss standards, and I don't mean by knowing the national language? I know pretty much that I would not be.
Well if I had to be going to village fetes and clubs and saying hi to my neighbours everyday (or ever) Then not at all! Off to hand UK passport back
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