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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    And does this idiot represent a nation which allows Christians or Jews to build their own places of worship and pray? No. Does anybody take this hypocrit seriously? No.
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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    You both can stop wetting yourselves now. The ban is on minarets alone. Not mosques, not Islam and definitely not Muslims. Even those who brought the referendum to the table have absolutely no intention of banning Islam or Muslims from Switzerland.
    Just trying to look at the bright side.....

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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    And does this idiot represent a nation which allows Christians or Jews to build their own places of worship and pray? No. Does anybody take this hypocrit seriously? No.
    What are you talking about? There are lots of churches and synagogues in Iran.
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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    What are you talking about? There are lots of churches and synagogues in Iran.
    Do christians and jew in Iran enjoy equal rights with muslim iranians?

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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    What are you talking about? There are lots of churches and synagogues in Iran.
    Sure there is but their practices are restricted and are not given equality under the law. So they are not "free" to build mosques or synagogues or pray or practice their religion in the sense of the word.
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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    Do christians and jew in Iran enjoy equal rights with muslim iranians?
    Yes, they do. In fact, Jews and Christians are protected minorities by law.
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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Sure there is but their practices are restricted and are not given equality under the law. So they are not "free" to build mosques or synagogues or pray or practice their religion in the sense of the word.
    That is not true. The Ayatollah Khomeini himself issued a fatwa making Iranian Jews a protected minority. Iran's Constitution guarantees protection to the country's religious minorities.
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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    That is not true. The Ayatollah Khomeini himself issued a fatwa making Iranian Jews a protected minority. Iran's Constitution guarantees protection to the country's religious minorities.
    The Bahá'í Faith, Iran's largest non-Islamic religious minority, is not recognized and is persecuted. There have been reports of imprisonment, harassment, intimidation, and discrimination based on religious beliefs. Conversion is forbidden and the Hudud distributes different punishments for the same crimes between Muslims and non-muslims (muslims naturally recieving the lighter punishments).

    In the case of adultery, for example, a Muslim man who is convicted of committing adultery with a Muslim woman receives 100 lashes; the sentence for a non-Muslim man convicted of adultery with a Muslim woman is death.

    So dont tell me they are protected minorities and are free because thats a liberal LIE.
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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Ain't THAT a hoot?

    The Iranians have absolutely NO high ground to stand on. The Swiss should have told them to STFU.

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    Re: Iranian FM criticizes Swiss minaret ban decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Yes, they do. In fact, Jews and Christians are protected minorities by law.
    what about apostates who convert from Islam to Christianity? Could a jew become the Prime Minister of Iran?
    Last edited by other; 12-06-09 at 06:04 PM.

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