Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Switzerland

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Despite Switzerland’s long history of neutrality on everything, recently the nation passed a law banning all new minarets (a tower from which Muslims are called to prayer). Its reason was that more than half of the population voted for this new legislation. In other words, more than half of the population is blatantly discriminating against Muslims. In addition, posters portraying minarets as missiles shooting from the Swiss flag were publicly displayed. What would bring so many people to fear or hate others simply because of their religion? It makes me realize that we take for granted our right to freedom of religion in the United States and makes me wonder how a country so rich and “developed” could be so ignorant.

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Written by larosa29

December 4, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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