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Swiss Minaret Ban: Crucial Questions


Essam Derbalah wrote an article titled Switzerland Bans Building Minarets. I have quoted some critical questions from that article, and will answer some of them below.

You can wonder

Here you can wonder why the Swiss people don’t liken churches steeples to missiles or their bells to the drums of war?

Why don’t they consider the tattooed crosses n their hands as inspiring religious hatred?

Why don’t they be too tolerant to accept Islamic hijab and minarets?

Where are the values of tolerance, recognition of the other, personal freedom and religion freedom, which Europeans in general and Swiss in particular boast to be the essence of the Western civilization?

Do minarets threaten the social peace or the national identity? Are they against the prevailing secular way of life? or are there other reasons behind this campaign?

Or is it the fear? But fear of what?

Banning the construction of minarets shows the big difference between Islam and other religions. I asked myself why have we ever called for banning the built of church steeples in Egypt or for breaking crosses?

Do you know why?

Simply because Islam prohibits that. Moreover, the majority of jurisprudents say that if a Muslim breaks a cross belongs to a Christian citizen, he will be obliges to compensate him.

Did some Christian leader recently liken steeples to missiles?  BBC informs us that Recep Tayyip Erdogan read a poem in 1998 which included these words.

“The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers…”

We can find crucial clues in Shari’ah.  Reliance of the Traveller, Book O, Chapter 11, Paragraph 5 lists seven rules which conquered Jews and Christians must obey. The last three items in that list hold our clues.

-5- may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims’ buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not razed;

-6- are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays;

-7- and are forbidden to build new churches.

Are Egyptian Copts allowed to repair existing churches or build new churches to replace them?   Tall minarets are a symbol of Islamic supremacy and dominance. Thus they have political and military significance.  Building minarets in Europe is a social attack on indigenous people.

Why should a cross inspire hatred? The cross is a symbol of Christ’s supreme sacrifice, which Islam denies.  Islamic arrogance & supremacism render the cross a symbol of hate. Muslims hate it because it reminds them of the fallacy of their doctrine.

Islam is not tolerant.  Tolerance must be reciprocal. Examine item #6 in the list from Reliance.  Islamic hypocrisy and arrogance are on public display for all to witness.  How can Muslims complain about  intolerance in the light of 3:85 ? How can they demand freedom of religion when they deny it? The penalty for withdrawal from Islam is execution.

Minarets are symbolic of Islamic supremacism and domination.  Their purpose is to intimidate the indigenous population.

The author never advocated banning church construction; big deal. Is he doing anything to lift the existing ban?  Why not?  What effect would his advocacy  have if he did advocate lifting the ban?

Breaking crosses is an interesting diversion. Islamic law forbids displaying crosses.  Islamic prophecy indicates that when Jesus Christ returns, he will “break the cross”, meaning kill the remaining Christians and destroy Christianity.  If you doubt that, click this link.

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December 29, 2009 - Posted by | Islam | , , ,

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