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Church Architecture in a Muslim Land

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Submitted by Bill (United States), Mar 23, 2008 at 10:18

You note, in the caption, that the Qatar church lacks signage, a cross or a steeple. The photo, if it did not have a caption, would look to Jews like a picture of a synagogue. This is no accident. Because of centuries of persecution, synagogue architecture in Europe purposely avoided calling attention to itself as a synagogue. How telling that church architecture in Muslim lands are following the same pattern.


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