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Switzerland, Muslim community and the minarets

  • Khairil Azhar

Jakarta | Fri, December 11 2009 | 09:00 am

PREMIUM Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid, a renowned Muslim cleric and former Indonesian president, cracked a joke one day. “To certain Muslims,” he said, “God is so distant that they need to use minarets and loudspeakers to call and communicate with Him.”Of course the use of loudspeakers and minarets was initially to inform and call Muslims to prayers, and not a call to God. But as we can see duri...