Sunday, November 29, 2009


I am astonished that Switzerland has managed to ban minarets and I think Oliver Kamm's comments are dead right.
I guess I should try to find out how 'minaret' is defined in the proposed law but I am assuming this is not simply a ban, which I could understand, on tall towers, hey maybe like steeples.
I do know this - one of my favorite new neighborhood architectural features is a lovely mosque building, which, according to my vague understanding, appears to me as well to feature a minaret.
I might be less thrilled if there were one on my block and prayers were called at nasty times of day, but that seems to me better handled by a noise control law.


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