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Swiss mosque minaret ban is tragic legislation

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This isn't a great article and it demonstrates a limited understanding of the Swiss mentality. Switzerland is a neutral state at the heart of Europe that, above anything, values continuity. It is, to an extent, wary of globalising forces - but this does not equate to racism, xenophobia or any other sort of 'dark force'. You know why they use a limited palette of materials? Because they've got a lot of woods, and they were one of the pioneering countries in the field of reinforced concrete. By continuing to use them, they take advantage a skills set and natural resource whilst ensuring that their architecture is a continuum - rather that the stop start, jerking type of architecture we get in the UK and France which has done such a great job or promoting social cohension, eh?

Posted date

3 December, 2009

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6:09 pm

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