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Re: Switzerland bans construction of minarets

Postby languagepotato » 2013-03-21, 22:30

linguoboy wrote:
languagepotato wrote:well, i used that church as an example, considering the fact that i see it often because i have family in tetouan. but there are a lot of other churches built earlier and later in and outside tetouan.

What are some examples from the last fifty years?


the casablanca international protestant church, as they say on their website: Casablanca International Protestant Church was founded in April of 1998
http://www.casablancachurch.org/cipc.php

also, the rabat protestant church
http://rabatchurch.org/
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Re: Switzerland bans construction of minarets

Postby linguoboy » 2013-03-22, 14:54

languagepotato wrote:
linguoboy wrote:
languagepotato wrote:well, i used that church as an example, considering the fact that i see it often because i have family in tetouan. but there are a lot of other churches built earlier and later in and outside tetouan.

What are some examples from the last fifty years?

the casablanca international protestant church, as they say on their website: Casablanca International Protestant Church was founded in April of 1998
http://www.casablancachurch.org/cipc.php

also, the rabat protestant church
http://rabatchurch.org/

As far as I can tell, the second of these doesn't have its own building but meets at a privately-owned villa.

The CIPC building looks new, but I haven't been able to find any information on what it took to get it built. So, one new Christian church building in half a century compared to how many new mosques built in Switzerland over the same period?
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Re: Switzerland bans construction of minarets

Postby languagepotato » 2013-03-22, 15:48

linguoboy wrote:
languagepotato wrote:
linguoboy wrote:
languagepotato wrote:well, i used that church as an example, considering the fact that i see it often because i have family in tetouan. but there are a lot of other churches built earlier and later in and outside tetouan.

What are some examples from the last fifty years?

the casablanca international protestant church, as they say on their website: Casablanca International Protestant Church was founded in April of 1998
http://www.casablancachurch.org/cipc.php

also, the rabat protestant church
http://rabatchurch.org/

As far as I can tell, the second of these doesn't have its own building but meets at a privately-owned villa.

The CIPC building looks new, but I haven't been able to find any information on what it took to get it built. So, one new Christian church building in half a century compared to how many new mosques built in Switzerland over the same period?


obviously, i didn't show every church built in morocco in the last 50 years. it's just that those are the easiest to find.
nevertheless, also needed is a comparison of the amount of christian immigrants to morocco as opposed to muslim immigrants to switzerland.
it's not 'hey, they have more mosques, let's build more churches even though we have less christians than they have muslims'. it's more like 'how many christians do we have? do we have enough old churches? no? let's build a new one. yes? feel free to use the churches we already have.'
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Re: Switzerland bans construction of minarets

Postby TeneReef » 2013-08-09, 21:30

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 53660.html

Oprah Winfrey victim of racism in Switzerland
billionaire told she can't afford expensive handbag at exclusive Zurich store



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Re: Switzerland bans construction of minarets

Postby linguoboy » 2013-08-09, 21:32

To me the most interesting thing about this story was that all the British headlines put "racism" in scare quotes whereas none of the American ones did. Is that a consequence of the discrepancy in libel laws?
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Re: Switzerland bans construction of minarets

Postby Car » 2013-08-10, 11:29

The shop owner claims it was a misunderstanding based on the fact that the woman is Italian and can't speak English that well. Unfortunately, I didn't understand everything she said, maybe linguoboy or kevin can help here:
http://www.blick.ch/people-tv/trudie-go ... 01708.html

Ok, I searched a bit and it seems she wanted to show her the advantages of smaller, cheaper handbag after Winfrey said "No, no, I just want to have a look." when asked if she (the shop assistant) should show her the handbag.

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/sta ... y/15037991

In this source, they mentioned that she didn't want to show the handbag because it was behind a security wall and that's why she invited Winfrey to the 1st floor to show her similar handbags:
http://bazonline.ch/panorama/vermischte ... y/13261119

No idea what really happened there, if what Winfrey said is true, that is unacceptable, but I found it interesting to hear the other side of the story. After all, there was this incident in Paris in 2005:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 02086.html
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