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Minarets Allowed At This Blog—Muslims Should Send Me Tourist Dollars They Would Have Otherwise Spent In Switzerland

Voters is Switzerland have banned mosques in that country from having minarets.

Here is a story on this matter from The Irish Times.

Here is what a minaret is—“Minarets (Turkish: minare, from Arabic manāra (lighthouse) منارة, usually مئذنة) are distinctive architectural features of Islamic mosques. Minarets are generally tall spires with onion-shaped or conical crowns, usually either free standing or taller than any associated support structure.”

I guess voters in Switzerland have not learned from the historical example of other European nations full of white folks that directed restrictive laws at adherents of a specific religion.

Unlike what we now have in Switzerland, minarets are permitted on this blog.

Above you see the minaret from the Uryanizade Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It is sticking out from behind the building on the left-hand side of the picture.

All people are welcome at Texas Liberal.

Muslims—Please send your tourist dollars here rather than spending them where you are not wanted in Switzerland. E-mail me and I’ll direct you where to send the money.

This was a terrible vote in Switzerland. The great majority of Islamic people are no better or worse than any other people. They should be allowed to go about their lawful affairs without unjust restriction.

November 30, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,


  1. It is interesting (and disturbing) to see the many ways that prejudice hides in our global laws: minarets, head scarves, cartoons, marriage, immigration. I understand the fear of losing a tradional culture (including what we see as we look across a city), but the only way forward is as one world. That will mean our coming together. We can embrace it and prosper or resist at the cost of peace. The most important thing is for each of us to consider our own sense of ownership of our personal worlds: what are we each doing to welcome the reality of diversity?

    Comment by Anne McCrady | December 2, 2009

  2. Ms. McCrady— Nothing I can say to make this comment better. Thank you and please visit the blog again.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 4, 2009

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