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UK architects criticise Swiss minaret ban


I don't think this is about architecture or the design of towers. The Swiss people have voted on both sides of an important political issue in a democratic election, something which would be impossible in most islamic states. If you don't believe this, try taking a bible through customs in Saudi Arabia, where any attempt to build a place of worship for non-muslims will be met with swift and severe punishment. The contributors to this article seem to imply that it's acceptable for muslim countries to impose restrictions on freedom of religion within their own borders, but unacceptable for non-muslim countries. And we wonder why the far right is gaining ground? I fully support and fervently hope for the integration of human society, but I sincerely doubt that the architectural design of mosques is the way to achieve this goal.

Posted date

3 December, 2009

Posted time

1:02 pm