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    Swiss Citizenship System 'Racist'

    They need to keep it that way or make it tougher! What do these parasites want from our nations! Go back to the hell they still worship!
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    Swiss citizenship system 'racist'
    By Imogen Foulkes
    BBC News, Geneva

    Swiss fans of tennis star Roger Federer
    Switzerland makes it very difficult for foreigners to become Swiss
    An official report into the process of naturalisation in Switzerland says the current system is discriminatory and in many respects racist.

    The report, from Switzerland's Federal Commission on Racial Discrimination, recommends far-reaching changes.

    It criticises the practice of allowing members of a community to vote on an individual's citizenship application.

    Muslims and people from the Balkans and Africa are the most likely to be rejected, the report points out.

    Switzerland has Europe's toughest naturalisation laws. Foreigners must live for 12 years in a Swiss community before they can apply, and being born in Switzerland brings no right to citizenship.

    Under the current system, foreigners apply through their local town or village.

    They appear before a citizenship committee and answer questions about their desire to be Swiss. After that, they must often be approved by the entire voting community, in a secret ballot, or a show of hands. This practice, the report says, is particularly likely to be distorted by racial discrimination.

    It cites the case of a disabled man originally from Kosovo. Although fulfilling all the legal criteria, his application for citizenship was rejected by his community on the grounds that his disability made him a burden on taxpayers, and that he was Muslim.

    The report recommends that decisions on citizenship should be decided by an elected executive and not by the community as a whole. But such a move is likely to encounter stiff opposition.

    Foreigners are a key issue in the run-up to Switzerland's general election next month.

    The right-wing Swiss People's Party, currently leading in the opinion polls, claims Swiss communities have a democratic right to decide who can or cannot be Swiss.
    source:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6992670.stm

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    Quote Originally Posted by angle View Post
    The report recommends that decisions on citizenship should be decided by an elected executive and not by the community as a whole.
    To make it all a lot more democratic, of course. eyes:

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    Interesting system. Almost like members of a tribe deciding whether to include someone new.

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    It criticises the practice of allowing members of a community to vote on an individual's citizenship application.
    And what's so bad about this? Even if the majority are what some of these people would consider racist, its their own damned country! It angers the multicult Left to no end how when decisions are made democratically things often don't go in their favor. Hence you end up with...

    The report recommends that decisions on citizenship should be decided by an elected executive and not by the community as a whole.

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    The report, from Switzerland's Federal Commission on Racial Discrimination, recommends far-reaching changes.
    Why does this institution even exist? I suppose to subvert all that is good about Switzerland.

    It criticises the practice of allowing members of a community to vote on an individual's citizenship application.
    More hypocrisy from social-engineers. Democracy is laudable when it conforms to their vision, but becomes an obstacle when the masses deviate from the course of action they wish them to take. I am against democracy in principle, but if one is going to commend and laud it, they ought to be consistent.

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    just another case of the government doing a review and deciding that it needs more power. there's an unexpected conclusion eyes:

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    I think that citizenship is important enough to take seriously and not be had for the asking. The idea of people voting on if a new person gets citizenship soulds great to me.And I would think that African, Asian and Balkan immigrants would have a harder time with the language, culture and historical questions than a central or northern european person.

    Basically Good for Switzerland! Go Democracy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angle View Post
    The report recommends that decisions on citizenship should be decided by an elected executive and not by the community as a whole.
    If this happens then the Swiss are likely to be in the same situation as Britain, France, Sweden etc. where large numbers of people are opposed to immigration, but the government lets in unchecked masses of undesireables anyway.

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