Minarets in Berne

Actually I do not know if there are any already, or some planned. My ignorance in this rather fascinating architectural problem is total.

Within minutes of our voting 52 against and 12 for the motion to prohibit the construction of minarets in the city, our local fish wrapper’s online version had published the results of the vote. I like this.

Clearly the whole debate about the so called symbols of the political islam was a nice exercise in emotional expression. The swiss constitution guarantees religious freedom, thus a city parliament can not really deliberate on such a matter.

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