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Expulsion Of Alien Criminals Condemned

From Germany’s Der Spiegel:

Swiss Vote to Expel Foreign Criminals is ‘Slap in the Face for EU’

Condemnation of Referendum


Switzerland’s vote to automatically expel criminal foreigners drew condemnation from across Europe on Monday. Commentators said the decision would breach treaty obligations. Amnesty International called it ‘black day for human rights’ in the nation that voted to ban the construction of minarets last year.

European commentators on Monday condemned Switzerland’s vote over the weekend to automatically expel foreigners accused of certain crimes, calling it a slap in the face for the European Union and a breach of the Alpine nation’s international treaty obligations.

There are treaties that obligate Switzerland to keep illegal aliens who murder their citizens? Who knew? Also, wouldn’t you think that most criminals — especially murderers — would be glad to get off with ‘automatic deportation’?

The expulsion initiative, put forward by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP), was supported by 52.9 percent of voters in a referendum on Sunday, with 47.1 percent voting against it. The SVP has become Switzerland’s biggest political movement by tapping growing fears about immigration. It was behind the vote a year ago to ban the construction of new minarets in a decision that drew international criticism.

The SVP said foreigners were responsible for nearly 60 percent of murders in the country last year.

What is there to fear about murder?

The Swiss branch of Amnesty International said Sunday had been a "black day for human rights in Switzerland" and that the country was undermining international agreements including the European convention on human rights.

"Amnesty International fears that, in the future, people could be deported from Switzerland to a country in which they face torture or the death penalty," the organization said in a statement.

The horror!

It added that the vote could do lasting damage to Switzerland’s reputation as a defender of human rights. "More importantly, Switzerland is sending a dangerous signal to neighboring states. The policy of discrimination could also fall on fertile soil there." …

Yes, imagine if other countries get the idea that they don’t need to put up with illegal aliens raping and murdering their citizenry. That is really a dangerous notion to let take root.

The center-left German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung said Sunday’s vote amounted to a "fatal signal."

"The Swiss have done it again," the paper wrote. "By saying Yes to the expulsion initiative — just like with the minaret ban a year ago — they are sending a message to the world: ‘We don’t care what you think! And don’t stop us cleaning up our home.’"

That sounds like a very sensible message to us.

By the way, notice that this newspaper is described as "center-left," as opposed to the wildly popular Swiss People’s Party, which Der Spiegel just calls "right-wing."

Austria’s Die Presse wrote: "The growing anti-foreigner stance, which affects not only Africans and eastern Europeans but Germans or Austrians as well, exposes a certain schizophrenia: On the one hand foreign murderers, robbers and drug dealers are to be expelled from Switzerland. On the other hand despots, dictators, mafia members and businessmen whose money often comes from dubious sources, are welcomed with a ‘Grüezi.’" Grüezi is a Swiss German greeting.

The left can always find an excuse to defend their constituents. There is always a worse case that needs attention first. For instance here, they equate "businessmen whose money often comes from dubious sources" with "murderers, robbers and drug dealers."

And don’t think that this isn’t the next step here at home, now that ICE is only deporting illegal aliens who have committed the worst crimes.

How long will it be before even this ludicrously limited defense of our borders is called a slap in the face to ‘human rights’?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Expulsion Of Alien Criminals Condemned”

  1. preparing4theworst says:

    If deportation is just SOOO wrong than perhaps a swift fair trial followed by a swift fair hanging would be more palatable……works for me.

  2. untrainable says:

    …despots, dictators, mafia members and businessmen whose money often comes from dubious sources, are welcomed with a ‘Grüezi.’
    Sounds a lot like the U.N.

    ‘We don’t care what you think! And don’t stop us cleaning up our home.”
    Jan Brewer tried the same thing in Arizona, and look what happend to them. Lower crime rates. THE HUMANITY!

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    GET SOME!!
    Time for us to “Take out the trash” too.
    Starting with the U.N. …….. then on to Capital Hill!

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