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    • Victor
    • 07.12.09 | 08:30 (IST)

    Switzerland, a supposedly "ultra-neutral" country, where Islam has never been a historical threat (unlike in other parts of Europe) is pulling a move here on par with Saudi Arabia. Even in Syria and Egypt, churches are numerous and their bells ring out on a daily basis. But when it comes to a bunch of Bosnian and Turkish immigrants in the Alps, god forbid granting them a recognizable place of worship. Just imagine, for one moment, what the international reaction would be like if a Germanic European country with a Jewish population of 350,000 banned synagogues. They might even defend the ban with a ridiculous stereotype ("we're afraid of a subtle, Jewish threat on our values"). The historical irony here is depressing.

    from the article: What do mosque minarets and kosher slaughter have in common?
    First published 01:11 06.12.09 | Last updated 09:32 06.12.09
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