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Okay, so I know you all are just dying to talk about Alex P. Keaton’s mom being gay, Tiger Woods’ affairs, Ron Wood’s arrest, the White House party crashers, and all the other major news stories of the day*, but I thought I’d go in a different direction today and ask you about something potentially more serious.
Swiss votersÂ recently supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets. The SwissÂ government initially opposed the ban, saying it would harm Switzerland’s image, particularly in the Muslim world, but voters upheld it anyway.Â Some are already saying that the action of the Swiss people was a grave mistake.
What do you think? Is there justification for the ban? What are the implications of such a move? Short/Long term effects across Europe?
*Crap the media treat as major stories.
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear daily at 3pm ET.