Monthly Archives: Junho 2012

The Swiss Minaret Ban

O livro de Patrick Haenni e Stéphane Lation intitulado “The Swiss Minaret Ban: Islam in Question” está disponível para download gratuito no endereço http://www.minaret.li/

Aqui vai um pequeno trecho: “On 29 November 2009 Swiss voters approved the proposal to introduce a ban on building minarets on Swiss territory into the Federal Constitution. The result surprised large parts of the media and political class.The most frequently mentioned motive of supporters of the initiative was the wish to give a clear signal against the expansion of Islam and the type of society associated with this religion. The vote’s real objective was not the minaret as such. Rather, the minaret was being turned into a symbol of the issues raised by Islam.”

É uma análise de vários aspectos ligados a esta polémica entre os quais uma análise do voto da direita, da esquerda e dos votantes flutuantes, os significados atribuídos aos minaretes e a islamofobia, entre outros interessantes temas.

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