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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 06.12.09 | 06:39 (IST)

    What do mosque minarets and kosher slaughter have in common askes Shlomo Avineri. "What do mosque minarets and kosher slaughter have in common? Both are banned in Switzerland, a free, liberal, secular and democratic country." Is his reply. And this is true. So what? Did not Israelis cheer the referendum? Had they not forgotten the previous ban? So one religions prefers the erection of symbolic phallus at their houses of worship - you know steeples upon churches. . . . The Swiss are a very restrained people and have managed a mult-cultural society on the basis of restraint. How can I argue against success and in favor of religion?

    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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