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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    lookatthislookatthis

    Americans chastizing another country for it's means of snuffing out a religion or culture.
    Pigs are flying!!!

    I think the decision is bull****. It would be unconstitutional to do so in the US.
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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think they are opening the door for lefties and atheist to ban Christian,Jewish and Catholic buildings.
    so you disagree with the ban?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    lookatthislookatthis

    Americans chastizing another country for it's means of snuffing out a religion or culture.
    Pigs are flying!!!

    I think the decision is bull****. It would be unconstitutional to do so in the US.
    It most likely violates the Swiss Constitution too. Which was modeled after the U.S. one, by the way.

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    It most likely violates the Swiss Constitution too. Which was modeled after the U.S. one, by the way.
    If it amends the constitution, then it does not violate it.

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    It would be unconstitutional to do so in the US.
    How so?
    A minaret isn't needed for the practice of Islam.

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    If it amends the constitution, then it does not violate it.
    Oh, yes, it's an amendment, not a law, didn't see that.

    It's certainly clashes with other parts of the Swiss Constitution though.

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolguy View Post
    How so?
    A minaret isn't needed for the practice of Islam.
    A church isn't needed for the practice of Christianity. You think a ban on all church construction would be upheld here?

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    A church isn't needed for the practice of Christianity. You think a ban on all church construction would be upheld here?
    Answer my question first.

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Oh, yes, it's an amendment, not a law, didn't see that.
    It's certainly clashes with other parts of the Swiss Constitution though.
    In principle, maybe.
    However, the relevant parts of the Swiss constitution regarding religious protections were cited, and I am not sure how the action noted here violates them.

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolguy View Post
    How so?
    A minaret isn't needed for the practice of Islam.
    A cross isn't needed for the practice of Christianity - but people sitll closely relate the two. . . banning large crosses in public view might be considered a direct anti-religious act becuaes of it's symbolism.
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