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Old 14.11.2011, 17:31
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As a neutral country the Swiss could encourage the world's religions to unite under one banner. This could be the first step ?


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Old 14.11.2011, 23:14
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I know what everybody in CH will agree on....

Roger Federer in the middle of the flag..... !!!!
Who is Roger Federer
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I know what everybody in CH will agree on....

Roger Federer in the middle of the flag..... !!!!
You still have a lot to learn on how people in "CH" tick.
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Old 15.11.2011, 11:24
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As a neutral country the Swiss could encourage the world's religions to unite under one banner. This could be the first step ?


Not inclusive enough. It'd need a big white diagonal line across it for the atheists.
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As a neutral country the Swiss could encourage the world's religions to unite under one banner. This could be the first step ?


Name it confederatio christian-islamic stolidus
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Dont be shocked if the swiss army knife company has to take the crosses off the knives. they will not stop they will change every thing
Swiss leading companies have removed Switzerland's cross-shaped flag from their products for the Islamic market.
http://islamversuseurope.blogspot.co...ss-shaped.html
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Old 01.12.2011, 23:32
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Swiss leading companies have removed Switzerland's cross-shaped flag from their products for the Islamic market.
http://islamversuseurope.blogspot.co...ss-shaped.html
When you read the report above properly you will see that it is NOT "for the Islamic market" (whatever this is) but clearly "for the Saudi Arabian market",
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Will they also be banning the singing of "Baa Baa Black Sheep"?

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When you read the report above properly you will see that it is NOT "for the Islamic market" (whatever this is) but clearly "for the Saudi Arabian market",
And why do you think they would remove the cross for the Saudi Arabian market?
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Old 03.12.2011, 00:38
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And why do you think they would remove the cross for the Saudi Arabian market?
Because the "cross" is more or less prohibited by Saudi law, and because the Saudi kingdom is an extremely conservative and fundamentalist country.

Add to this that the relatively reform-minded king is heavy in his 80ies and the Crown Prince is far more conservative.

Saudi Arabia is a country with a lot of money which means an interesting market for luxury products
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Re: No cross in the Swiss flag

Hmm, just thought of a corollary ... will people 'attack' the Scottish, English & UK flags next? I mean, St Andrew is clearly a Christian pin-up boy, so why should his cross be flying above any country? St George should also go ... and St Patrick? Whoa, three saints' symbols in one flag when you hit that UK flag! Clearly, Christian domination of the world's religions there!! Change it! Now! The British should just have a plain blue flag, to avoid offending anyone ... although if the English took a plain white flag, there may be some confusion on the battlefield, and if the Scots also had a blue flag ...
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Because the "cross" is more or less prohibited by Saudi law, and because the Saudi kingdom is an extremely conservative and fundamentalist country.

Add to this that the relatively reform-minded king is heavy in his 80ies and the Crown Prince is far more conservative.

Saudi Arabia is a country with a lot of money which means an interesting market for luxury products
You mean, because Saudi Arabia is an extremely conservative and fundamentalist Islamic country? I guess now you know what's meant by "the Islamic market".
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You mean, because Saudi Arabia is an extremely conservative and fundamentalist Islamic country? I guess now you know what's meant by "the Islamic market".
"Islamic" means Muslim, but the markets of Muslim countries do NOT demand such steps. It is only some stubborn and arrogant and pompous countries like Saudi Arabia who make such moves necessary. "The Islamic market" does NOT, and so, the statement I criticized very simply is WRONG !
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"Islamic" means Muslim, but the markets of Muslim countries do NOT demand such steps. It is only some stubborn and arrogant and pompous countries like Saudi Arabia who make such moves necessary. "The Islamic market" does NOT, and so, the statement I criticized very simply is WRONG !
The Kaaba is considered the center of the Muslim world, and is a unifying focal point for Islamic worship.

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The Kaaba is considered the center of the Muslim world, and is a unifying focal point for Islamic worship.

Sure, but Mekka+Jeddah is as much the center of the Muslim World as VaticanCity is the center of the "Catholic World". Centers of the Muslim World, far more relevant to most Muslims in the world are places like Casablanca, Cairo, Beirut, Damascus, Istanbul and Tehran. And as rich as Saudi Arabia is, it is only a relatively small country in the Arab World with its 28 mio people, if compared to Morocco with 33 or Algeria with 36 mio. and Egypt with 82 mio. You might now argue that the 28 mio Saudi Arabians have more economic weight than Egypt, but Egypt, unlike the KSA has a wide ranging industry (machinery, instruments, chemicals etc) AND an infuential film and media industry. Which means that people in Muscat, Baghdad, Beirut, Tunis, Casablanca watch films produced in Egypt, have Egyptian construction companies in involved in real estate construction, employ Egyptian and Lebanese and Palestinian teachers.

Again, if the KSA establishes certain specific rules it is NOT "Arab rules" or "Muslim rules" but it is "Saudi Arabian rules" and if foreign companies have to yield they yield neither to "the Arab market" nor the "the Muslim market" but quite clearly to "the Saudi Arabian market".

You are free to DISagree, but then, you prove that German politician right who recently boasted "Europe speaks German again" ....... and the German market to Europe is what Egypt+SaudiArabia COMBINED would be to the Arab World
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