The Modern Swiss Are Crusaders?


Riyadh, 2 April (AKI) – Swiss football referee Massimo Busacca vowed he would wear a whistle with the Swiss Cross symbol on it during of the Saudi championship on Wednesday, despite anger voiced in the Kingdom at the ‘crusader’ item.

“I have respect for all religions, including Islam, but I don’t see anything offensive in this and am optimistic. I will not give up my ‘crusader’ whistle,” he told pan-Arab daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat.

Many in Saudi Arabia had called for Busacca to sport a different whistle to avoid offending Muslims. He has previously refereed several soccer matches in the Kingdom.

The Swiss Cross is Switzerland’s national flag and also forms the world famous Swiss army knife logo.

So anyone with a cross on their national flag would be expcted to not have their national flag on display so as not to offend the sensibilities of the Saudis? Anyone read enough Arabic to know what the Saudi Flag has written on it?  Any non-Moslems hear that as their last words?

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8 Responses to The Modern Swiss Are Crusaders?

  1. nan says:

    So nice to know that the double standard is alive and well.

  2. Rebecca says:

    I’m completely amazed by it! Will they bother us longer?

  3. John Johansen says:

    A bit of a contradiction I see here. I lived in Geneva Switzerland for a few years and come May – September the city is filled with Saudis. They have no problem to hide their money in Switzerland. They have special license plates to go on their cars that are shipped from Saudi to Geneva for the summer, which have a Swiss number plus a number above is in Arabic. Furthermore, Geneva established a 2 week carnival that rapped around Lake Geneva. Why? Because the Saudis were complaining that the city was too boring while they were there. What happened? Geneva conformed to their wishes… or perhaps demands, I am not exactly sure which one it was.

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