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Minarets

The Hajj and the Apartheid Train: Where Is the Muslim Outrage?

Ziyad Motala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ziyad Motala

A pivotal theme in current Islamic political discourse is a demand for justice, a key tenet of the Quran. A popular complaint in Islamic political arg...

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.

Minaret Ban: Swiss Ban mosque minarets in surprise vote

AP | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on minarets on Sunday, barring construction of the iconic mosque towers in a ...

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.

Cowbells and Minarets

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan Z. Shore

To say the Swiss are not trustworthy would be an understatement. But their massive vote against minarets is a different story.

Minaret Ban In Switzerland Set For A Vote

AP | ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The campaign posters are inflammatory: Minarets rising like missiles from the national flag. A proposal championed by right-wing parti...

Jason Linkins

John Oliver Confronts Swiss UN Ambassador On Neutrality During World War II (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

On last night's "Daily Show", correspondent John Oliver followed up a segment on a recent vote in Switzerland to ban the building of minarets with an ...

Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Swiss Minister, Says Minaret Ban Targets Fundamentalism

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — A Swiss ban on minarets could violate fundamental liberties, Europe's top human-rights watchdog said Monday in an indication that the h...

UN Slams Swiss Minaret Ban

AP | BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The United Nations called Switzerland's ban on new minarets "clearly discriminatory" and deeply divisive, and the Swiss foreign ministe...