Posts tagged minaret
Swiss Minaret Ban a Setback for MidEast Diplomacy

“Most Muslims accept the minaret as an architectural conduit for the call to prayer, but most do not seek political power, subscribe to the burqa, tolerate forced marriages, or accept genital mutilation of girls,” comments Ahmed Rehab. “How these three things are ‘comparable’ with a minaret must be Switzerland’s dirty little secret because I cannot figure it out.”

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Swiss Radicalization: A Sign of Things to Come?

By casting the minaret, a mainstream symbol of normative Islam, as some kind of Trojan horse bearing the Achilles heel that will vanquish Swiss political and cultural hegemony, the SVP seems to have petrified people into a knee-jerk acceptance of a draconian ban that amounts to throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

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