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  •  because it tells a religious minority (5+ / 0-)

    that they are not swiss, that they are not welcome, that they are considered to be a dangerous, foreign threat to switzerland. while christian bell towers are allowed, and other religious buildings allowed to be built with spires that stand out visually, only minarets are singled out for banning, on the grounds that they - and they alone, among vertical or noisy religious architecture - are somehow a political threat and oppression of everyday swiss.

    how can you say with a straight face that that does not inhibit religious freedom?

    surf putah, your friendly neighborhood central valley samizdat

    by wu ming on Sun Nov 29, 2009 at 11:45:48 PM PST

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