Comments on: The Swiss minaret ban and other trends for Islam in Europe http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/30/the-swiss-minaret-ban-and-other-trends-for-islam-in-europe/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: khadijah1212 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/30/the-swiss-minaret-ban-and-other-trends-for-islam-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-24716 Thu, 24 Jun 2010 22:45:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=10090#comment-24716 Just because most Christians no longer consider most of the teachings of the Bible (especially the Old Testament) to be relevant today does not mean Muslims are going to accept that attitude toward the Qur’an, regardless of what governments impose on their Muslim populations.

Geez! I can’t believe how easily Europeans get bent out of shape!

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By: Ra_Fa_Le http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/30/the-swiss-minaret-ban-and-other-trends-for-islam-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-22905 Mon, 07 Dec 2009 16:45:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=10090#comment-22905 @Nermin

You are right. Many churches built in Iran. But look at the life of an irian willing to enter a Church, or even celebrate Jusus in her home: Months of prison and they would still be there without an intertional campaign.
http://www.compassdirect.org/english/cou ntry/iran/11805/

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By: Sidra http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/30/the-swiss-minaret-ban-and-other-trends-for-islam-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-22815 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 23:20:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=10090#comment-22815 I guess Europeans have got scared of how Islam has become the fastest growing religion all over the world esp Europe and America

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By: Rose http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/30/the-swiss-minaret-ban-and-other-trends-for-islam-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-22770 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 13:01:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=10090#comment-22770 I think the behind the scenes the Muslim world should feel truly embarrassed by the Swiss minaret vote – because they haven’t got a leg to stand on.Let’s go down the list:- Maldives no non-Muslim can be a citizen – just passed a bill that forbids building of churches – will imprison non-Muslim for 3-5 years for breaking religious rules.- Bibles have been confiscated at airports in Maldives, Jordan, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia [where Bibles are shredded].- Non Muslims in Egypt and in Pakistan are not equal to Muslim citizens under the law. And in both countries there are regular attacks on Christians and Baha’is/Egypt/ – and there is virtually no recourse under the law.In Syria – only Muslim men are allowed to freely marry outside of their group – if a Christian Syrian wants to marry another Christian of a different group or country – he has to convert to Islam first – then he is free to marry.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=739 E3Z78V6ENaturally NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO LEAVE ISLAM !! in virtually any Muslim country. Even in Turkey conversions can be viewed as ‘offending Islam = offending Turkishness’ Article 301.Algeria churches are closed – Christians arrested. Morocco it is illegal for a Muslim to enter a church.In Qatar they built the first church after 1400 years – with no outward signs that it is a church.-It seems the same things Muslim countries want the world to accept – is the same things Muslims want in Europe – and that is – that Europe should tolerate Muslim intolerance.The Swiss vote is a loud and clear NO !!Egypt and Jordan were once Christan countries – now Christians live as second-class citizens under Sharia law [which mandates this]. Where Muslims and Islamic sensitivities are given priority in every respect – it is clear to many – Muslims want the same in Europe.Instead of looking at Europe’s few instances of intolerance – look instead at the institutionalized intolerance in the Islamic world – the same of which Muslims are trying to import into Europe.’Apartheid at Islamic Schools’- Islamic schools treat Dutch teachers who are not Muslims as inferior.http://www.nisnews.nl/public/18 0809_2.htmWe are going to have to ask a little bit more of Muslims – then we are now doing.

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By: OldDbo http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/30/the-swiss-minaret-ban-and-other-trends-for-islam-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-22769 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 12:52:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=10090#comment-22769 Perhaps if the Muslims didn’t kill and threaten to kill people who criticize them the Swiss would be more tolerant. If they want to be tolerated they should learn to tolerate others first.Google Theo Van Gogh, Hirsi Ali, Geert Wilders, or any of the Jyllands-Posten cartoonists. They live in fear of their lives because MUSLIM RELIGIOUS LEADERS issued FATWAs on their heads.Here in the US people throw elephant dung on a picture of Jesus and display it as “art”. But you can’t draw a stick figure of Mohammed without some IMAM calling for your heads.Yet all you poor sobs are worried about minarets. Fools

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By: raim http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/30/the-swiss-minaret-ban-and-other-trends-for-islam-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-22760 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 11:27:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=10090#comment-22760 this is problematic…(cartoon)http://raim.blogspo t.com/2009/11/swiss-minaret.html

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By: kamin http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/30/the-swiss-minaret-ban-and-other-trends-for-islam-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-22712 Wed, 02 Dec 2009 16:48:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=10090#comment-22712 In egypt,muslims are burning down churches, let alone trying to build a new one. Its takes years and years to get a permit to fix church building here in egypt and have to go through several bribes system.Saudia Arabia has no churches at all, if you are caught with a Bible there is hell to pay with the religious police.Muslims are hyprocrites. Do unto others what you want others to do for you, this is a lesson muslims have yet to learn.www.faithfreedom.orgwww.thethirdji had.comwww.thereligionofpeace.com

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By: Nermin http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/30/the-swiss-minaret-ban-and-other-trends-for-islam-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-22702 Wed, 02 Dec 2009 10:10:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=10090#comment-22702 Saudi Arabia is not the Islamic world, many Islamic countries have churches and Christians are free to practice their religion. I don’t know what colonization you are talking about? is it because of the increased number of people getting into islam in Europe? Are they forced to do so or what? The minaret issue is not important itself ; but this hate and biased ideas that you have about mouslims is what really matters to me . why this big gab between the two cultures . what happened to understand each other without prejudgments and generalizing . when races phrases like mouslims are ready to kill however disagree with them or non muslimes are the enemy,…etc are going to disappear and come up with more sensible logical words which explain truly how we are ( which is by the way is just the opposite!!).

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By: garth sommer http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/30/the-swiss-minaret-ban-and-other-trends-for-islam-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-22671 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 22:39:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=10090#comment-22671 Congradulations to the Swiss. I support the ban. I wish all of Europe would do the same. Islam comes to conquer, that is it, after that, there is no inspirations. I love you Europe.

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By: DLCO http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/11/30/the-swiss-minaret-ban-and-other-trends-for-islam-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-22669 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 22:09:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=10090#comment-22669 It seems strange that Muslims would insist on building minarets for mosques in Switzerland while thousands of mosques exist inside the Muslim world without minarets. The minarets are seen by many as representing the superiority of Islam, especially when they are taller than the churches; this sheds some light on the hidden intentions of Muslims who insist on building minarets in the heart of Europe. It is important that Muslims in Switzerland explain why they insist on using such historical symbols of Muslim superiority when it is neither mentioned in the Koran nor considered vital to building a mosque.

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