23 October 2010

In this article, Michael Prüller highlights the inherent problems associated with attempts to ban mosques: not only is reciprocity absurd (the lack of Christian churches in Iran should not have an impact on Indonesian Muslims in the Netherlands), but is goes against the very idea of human rights. However, he draws attention to an “elegant solution” proposed in Norway: while religious freedoms cannot be restricted, funding for mosques that comes from countries where those religious freedoms are not respected (such as Saudi Arabia), can be curtailed.

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