Oskar Freysinger

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Oskar Freysinger
Oskar Freysinger (2007).jpg
Freysinger at the 2011 Geneva Salon du Livre
Member of the National Council of Switzerland Parliament
for Valais
Assumed office
1 December 2003
Personal details
Born (1960-06-12) 12 June 1960 (age 58)[1]
Sierre, Switzerland[1]
Political partySwiss People's Party (UDC)
Spouse(s)Ghislaine Héritier [2]
ChildrenFanny (b. 1990)
Yoann (b. 1992)
Laura (b. 1995) [2]
ResidenceSavièse [1]
Alma materUniversity of Fribourg [2]
OccupationHigh school teacher [1]
CommitteesCommission for science, education and culture CN (CSEC-CN)

Commission for juridical affaires CN (CAJ-CN)

Redaction Committee V (CdR-V) [1]
Military service
RankAppointé (about Private First class)[1]

Oskar Freysinger (born 12 June 1960) is a Swiss politician of the Swiss People's Party.


Freysinger studied at a German-speaking school in Sion, and later studied German literature and philosophy, and French literature, obtaining a teaching degree in 1985.

Freysinger has taught at the Lycée-Collège de la Planta since 1987.[2]

From 1997 and 2001, he was a communal counselor at Savièse for the Christian Democratic People's Party of Switzerland.[2] In 1999, he co-founded the Valaisan branch of the Swiss People's Party, which he headed from 1999 to 2002.[2]

Freysinger held an MP position at the cantonal parliament of Valais from 2001 to 2003, and at the National Council of Switzerland from 2003.[1]

His main proposals include the revocation of article 261 bis; hold naturalisation by popular vote; expulsion of foreigners convicted of crimes; and strict regulation of drugs.[2] His political creed reads

On September 3, 2011 Freysinger gave a speech decrying multiculturalism and Muslim immigration,[4] calling it an attempted conquest, with the statement:

"If we lose this battle, there will be no second chance, for Islam does not give back what it has conquered. So I summon all the humanists of this continent not to keep their heads in the sand and to resist the Islamic dogma’s drive to conquest. Let us stand together and uncompromisingly insist upon the primacy of our civil law over any religious dogma. Let us find our way back to our precious intellectual heritage. Islam is only as strong as we are weak."

This speech, a film of which is available on YouTube, quickly made him an international celebrity.[5]

Freysinger played a crucial role in the Swiss vote to ban minarets. He sees Islam as essentially a political religion and therefore subject to secular law.[6] He is a member of the Association of Writers of Serbia.[7]


  • Brüchige Welten, Rotten Verlag, 2004.
  • Outre-pensées, éditions de la Matze, 2005
  • Schachspirale, éditions de la Matze, 2006
  • Le nez dans le soleil, 2009
  • "L'évasion de C.B.", fiction satirique sur le 12 décembre, 2008

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Freysinger Oskar, biographical note of the Swiss parliament
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Présentation on Freysinger's website
  3. ^ Welcome page of Freysinger's website
  4. ^ Oskar Freysinger (3 Sep 2001). "Im Wortlaut: Rede von Oskar Freysinger am 3. September 2011 in Berlin". Europe News (in German).
  5. ^ Gates of Vienna 09/7/2011[1]
  6. ^ Stéphane Kovacs (Feb 12, 2009). "Oskar Freysinger, le pourfendeur des minarets". Le Figaro (in French).
  7. ^ Right-world. "Oskar Freysinger interview". Retrieved 2013-04-13.

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