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Swiss Minaret Ban

Banned Under Bush, Muslim Scholar Tariq Ramadan Returns to US

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Sledge

Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan -- whose visa was formerly revoked by the State Department in 2004 -- has returned to the United States for a series of lectures.

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...

Au Revoir Minarets? The Swiss Message To Muslims.

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anushay Hossain

How can European Muslims really integrate when European laws such as this Swiss minaret law and the ban of the burqa in France make it so difficult for them to even pretend to be equal citizens?

What the Swiss Vote on Minarets Says to the World

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Beneath the surface is a greater issue than architecture. Peace will only come when Westerners and Muslims alike understand that religious freedom is at the core of their spiritual beliefs.

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.

Architectural 'Intolerance' in Switzerland

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cameron Sinclair

The recent vote by the people of Switzerland to ban minarets is at best misguided, at worst downright racism. Architecture is a political act. What, where and how we build is affected by politics, but this is beyond the pale.

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...

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...

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.