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    • steve
    • 06.12.09 | 09:43 (IST)

    things can change quickly even in switzerland.we now have the top three political office in switzerland in women`s hands and have already had a woman jewish president herethat puts us atleast even or ahead iof israel.kosher killing was outlawed because the swiss have the stictist animal protection laws in europe and not for any religious reason.i am a jew living in switzerland and have never been shown any predjudice in over 37 years here. i voted aginst the minaret initative but this vote was not really against the building of these objects but more or less the basic fear of being overrun by all that is foreign here.the political right played this fear to the utmost and won because of it. a muslim can still practice his religion freely just like we jews.

    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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