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Egypt and the Swiss minaret ban

Joseph Mayton writets:

The Swiss made a bad call by voting to ban minarets in the country. It was xenophobic, racist and not necessary. The result has been a backlash from Muslim leaders worldwide, who have said it is an “insult” to Islam.

This is to be expected, as Muslim leaders know the importance of condemning a ridiculous attack on Islam. However, these leaders, notably Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Ali Goma’a, should know better than attack a vote to ban minarets when in his own country, the construction of churches has been curtailed by the government for many years. As the saying goes, “those in glass houses …

Read the entire piece here.

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December 7, 2009 - Posted by | Churches, Religion | , ,

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