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SWISS MINARET BAN
Banned Under Bush, Muslim Scholar Tariq Ramadan Returns to US
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.
New Minaret Defies Swiss Ban
Au Revoir Minarets? The Swiss Message To Muslims.
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?
Architectural 'Intolerance' in Switzerland
Co-founder of Architecture for Humanity and the Open Architect...
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.
Swiss Radicalization: A Sign of Things to Come?
Writer and lecturer
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.
Are Swiss Alps Threatened by Minarets?
John L. Esposito
Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Georgetown Un...
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.
Passive European Muslims Partially To Blame for Swiss Minaret Ban
Columnist, Arab News
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.
What the Swiss Vote on Minarets Says to the World
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Founder and Chairman, The Cordoba Initiative
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.
The Real Reasons Why the Swiss Voted to Ban Minarets
Business journalist and author of The King of Oil - The Secret...
While the Swiss have voted to ban the construction of new minarets, against all expectations, this referendum had, in truth, little to do with minarets.
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