Brussels Bans Christmas Tree Lest It Offend Muslims

Nov 13, 2012 Full story: Moonbattery 19

The liberals dismantling Europe are using their slavish devotion to Islam as an excuse to erase even the most harmless remnants of the society under their thumb ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Nov 13, 2012
from Moonbattery:

"Government officials in Brussels, Belgium banned Wednesday a popular Christmas tree exhibit out of concerns that the local Muslim population found it 'offensive.'

"The local Muslim population? I though Brussels was in Europe, not Saudi Arabia."

Eurabia?
don

Norwich, UK

#2 Nov 14, 2012
anothe example of the west pandeing to the muslim cult if they dont like the western way get out

“Athiest”

Since: Jan 11

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#4 Nov 14, 2012
Muslims are supposed to be tolerant.

When have they shown tolerance?

Since: Dec 07

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#5 Nov 14, 2012
Joe98 wrote:
Muslims are supposed to be tolerant.
When have they shown tolerance?
I can't recall a single incident of islamic tolerance. So I googled it. You wont be able to use google until they complete repairs. Google laughed so hard it fried all it's servers.

“PROUD INFIDEL”

Since: Nov 08

The Crusades got it right!

#6 Nov 16, 2012
And muslims wonder why they are hated by many. If they don't like our holidays and traditions they can all go live under taliban rule.
ThinkAbout It

Congleton, UK

#7 Nov 16, 2012
This article isn't that informative. How many Muslims actually complained about the Nativity scene? I know many Muslims who enjoy joining in the Christmas festivities and don't take offense. Often the council will refuse to display religious decorations in case they cause offense, regardless of whether anyone has complained.

Either way, I think the hate towards Muslims is misdirected. If you are angry at anyone, it should be towards those who cow-towed in the first place. Many people have done horrible things in the name of Christ, yet it wouldn't be fair to hold all responsible for the actions of a few. That's what articles like this do - they stoke a fire of hate throwing any bits of crap they can find to make the flames stronger.
max

United States

#8 Nov 17, 2012
Are you kidding me? Is belguim so afraid of the muslims that it is now giveing up some of its tradition. Yet the muslims Im sure arent giveing up anything. They are lauging at you.
You people need to grow some balls and make a stand, you sound like a nation of little school girls.
max

United States

#9 Nov 17, 2012
@thinkaboutit, you asked how many muslims complained.
Well apparently it only takes one.
Then the country bends.
Might as well surrender and let the muslims run the country, looks like they're doing it anyway.

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Since: Sep 12

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#10 Nov 17, 2012
I think this article is a beat up.
There is still a "tree", just not a real (dead) one, but a sculptured one.
Just as in many homes in the Christian world, a plastic tree is used.
muslims

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Nov 28, 2012
let them eat cake...

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#12 Nov 28, 2012
muslims wrote:
let them eat cake...
What's your opinion then Muslim?
mbs

Enfield, UK

#13 Dec 7, 2012
There is no reason why christmas trees should offend Muslims. I am a Muslim and have never been offended in the slightest. Islam is a very tolerant religion and these 'intolerant elements' should be ignored. Unfortunately they are ignorant about their own faith.

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Since: Sep 12

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#14 Dec 7, 2012
mbs wrote:
There is no reason why christmas trees should offend Muslims. I am a Muslim and have never been offended in the slightest. Islam is a very tolerant religion and these 'intolerant elements' should be ignored. Unfortunately they are ignorant about their own faith.
You cannot cherry-pick what suits you from your holy book.
It is riddled with contradictions that a 1000 years of apologists (hadiths) cannot explain away.
You know it is verses from this book that drives these "intolerant elements" you describe, to conduct the worst modern day atrocities imaginable.

You are delusional in trying to defend the indefensible.

“Freedom, NOT islam.”

Since: Feb 11

Birmingham UK

#15 Dec 7, 2012
mbs wrote:
There is no reason why christmas trees should offend Muslims. I am a Muslim and have never been offended in the slightest. Islam is a very tolerant religion and these 'intolerant elements' should be ignored. Unfortunately they are ignorant about their own faith.
I dont doubt that you, and probably most of the muslims you know are genuinely decent individuals, who really dont get offended by things such as Christmas. I dont know which particular group claimed that they were offended, but I think the only reason they have raised a concern is to put a feather in extreme islams cap. In one way, its helpful, because it makes us all wonder why the powers that be are continually giving way to these idiots. The problem is that all muslims get tarred with the same brush.

Since: Sep 09

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#16 Dec 7, 2012
Yasser Arafat always attended Christmas Eve services.... Only the fundamentalist Wahhabi nut jobs are offended...and I find them offensive, so we are equal.
Brussels did not BAN Christmas trees By the way....they banned it in an area that is frequented mostly by Muslims...whatever...I hope they put up one twice as large in a different part of the country......also just some info....the Christmas tree, is a leftover pagan symbol...has nothing what so ever to do with the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#17 Dec 8, 2012
Mi_nina wrote:
the Christmas tree, is a leftover pagan symbol...has nothing what so ever to do with the birth of Jesus Christ.
Ah well, we'd better stop having Christmas Trees at Christmas then as Islam thinks anything pagan is not worth keeping.

When will Muslims start to destroy ever green forests in their quest to stop anything non Islamic?
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#18 Dec 25, 2012
Merry Christmas to everyone!

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#19 Jan 13, 2013
MERRY XMAS
Justanyone

Gent, Belgium

#20 Feb 12, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from Moonbattery:
"Government officials in Brussels, Belgium banned Wednesday a popular Christmas tree exhibit out of concerns that the local Muslim population found it 'offensive.'
"The local Muslim population? I though Brussels was in Europe, not Saudi Arabia."
Eurabia?
No, it's not the muslims. Muslims themselves did not care, but it was AFAIK some particular or a few local politicians, and of course the seller of the christmas tree surrogate (which was a contraption composed of green light emitting cubical modules) "did not understand" why his electronic christmas tree wasn't much better than the old model which looses its needles etc. And too few people actively let know their disapprobation about this situation.

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