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Minaret Ban

Gaddafi Calls For Jihad Against Switzerland

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Libya's dispute with Switzerland was intensified Thursday after Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called for 'jihad' against the European nation "with all...

Minarets? No Thanks, We're Swiss

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

Europe is creeping towards old habits of intolerance. Fascism has found a happy home in Europe before, and there are days when it appears contemporary Europe suffers nostalgia.

Are Swiss Alps Threatened by Minarets?

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

The Swiss minaret ban, like some other European countries' policies, highlights a failure of Western liberalism and raises fundamental questions about religious discrimination and freedom of religion.

Sarkozy Defends Switzerland's Minaret Ban

Guardian | Ian Traynor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nicolas Sarkozy today voiced sympathy for Switzerland's controversial decision to ban the building of Muslim minarets, calling on religious practition...

Passive European Muslims Partially To Blame for Swiss Minaret Ban

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Switzerland's Muslims can remain silent and continue to be marginalized or they can involve themselves in government policy and the media to shape their future.

Swiss Radicalization: A Sign of Things to Come?

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Rehab

To ban an architectural form that scares you is a thing of prehistoric naiveté.The shortsightedness of the anti-minaret campaign is fueled by more than fear. It is fueled by hate.

New Minaret Defies Swiss Ban

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In November, Switzerland voted to ban the construction of new minarets, the towerlike structures that adorn mosques. A week or so later, in an apparen...