Latest: Minaret-opposing Swiss politician converts to Islam
On this day when Prophet Muhammad was born, I am saddened by a new development in Libya and Switzerland.
In Switzerland, a beautiful country which I had visited twice, some fanatics, according to reports, are demolishing mosques and Muslim praying halls just because the people voted against the building of minarets.
In Libya, leader Muammar Gaddafi (whom I met and interviewed in 1984 after the bombings of Benghazi and Tripoli by the Americans) has called for Muslims to launch a 'jihad' against the Swiss people and government (read Bernama h e r e).
Islam is a moderate religion. For Gaddafi to declare a war is not appropriate. For Switzerland to demolish the mosques and its despise for Islam is most uncalled for even though the Muslim extremism and Sept. 11 were used as the reasons.
Honestly, I dont agree with either Gaddafi or the Swiss government. I may call both as the worse than the extremist among Muslims, the Christians and others.