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Swiss minarets

Some prominent members of the Swiss People’s Party, the largest party in the country, want a national referendum on whether more minarets may be built. Just over 4% of the Swiss population is Muslim. Only two mosques have minarets (Zurich and Geneva), but the call to prayer is not made from these minarets. This, by Algis Valiunas, is related.

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To paraphrase Justice Jackson, the freedom of religion "is not a suicide pact." Although I doubt this will come to anything, I agree with the spirit of this but not the mechanism. They should be restricting immigration, not places of worship. Kind of a dumb way to go about it.

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