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Freedom of religion is one-sided in Islam

Reader comment on item: The Swiss Ban on Minarets: A Possible Turning Point

Submitted by Islam Revealed (United States), Nov 30, 2009 at 16:14

I've heard many express outrage over the Swiss ban on adding minarets to mosques in their country. These people claim it oppresses Muslims and prohibits freedom of religion. Even CAIR is calling on President Obama to denounce this act. However, it's prudent to point out that most Islamic countries do not even recognize freedom of religion. They prohibit building new churches or synagogues, repairing existing churches, or even assembling in public to discuss Christianity. Before Muslims start demanding freedom of religion in their adopted countries, perhaps they should demonstrate quid pro quo and allow the same freedoms in their native countries.

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