Posts Tagged ‘Swiss People’s Party

30
Nov
09

On air: Switzerland bans minarets

‘In Switzerland, we feel more that this minaret ban is a symbol that we are a well-run direct democracy. It also allows us to keep the presence of our cultural identity. However, I fear that Islamic nations may react wrongly to this,’ so says Charles-Alexander from Switzerland. And he’s one of thousands of you, who’ve got in touch about this ban. What’s your reaction? Continue reading ‘On air: Switzerland bans minarets’

26
Nov
09

Are the Swiss being paranoid over minarets?

The Islamic call for prayers – the Azanis one of Islam’s┬ámost iconic rituals.
Years ago members of the clergy would climb the minarets and spread the word by shouting, this was of course before they were replaced by tape recorders and loudspeakers. The minarets thus still perform their function, and has become a subject of debate in societies where Muslims are a minority. Continue reading ‘Are the Swiss being paranoid over minarets?’




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