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Minaret ban

Olav Fykse Tveit, a Norwegian Lutheran pastor tapped to head the World Council of Churches, criticized Switzerland's ban on construction of minarets, based on the wishes of 57.5 percent of voters in a November national referendum. Tveit said he worried "that the Swiss people are so afraid of the role of Muslims in society, in particular against the backdrop of the Swiss tradition of neutrality in major conflicts ... and longtime reputation as a conciliator." Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, said the ban "undermines efforts at interreligious understanding and harmony in Switzerland."


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Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller

Posted at 2:03 pm (U.S. Eastern) 1/6/2010

Good for Switzerland.  At least ONE country is standing up to Islam.

There will be no "interreligious" understanding as far as muslims are concerned until all infidels convert to Islam.

Please!  Wake up.  Our God is NOT allah.  Islam is a false religion.



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