Friday, December 18, 2009

"78 percent of Czech respondents and 70 percent of Slovaks would ban minarets

From Prague Daily Monitor:

http://praguemonitor.com/2009/12/17/most-czechs-slovaks-would-ban-construction-minarets

Most Czechs, Slovaks would ban construction of minarets
ČTK
17 December 2009

Quote:

Prague, Dec 16 (CTK) - Most people in the Czech Republic and Slovakia would ban a possible construction of minarets, the daily Lidove noviny (LN) reports Wednesday, referring to a poll conducted by the NMS agency simultaneously in both countries.

The poll has reacted to the recent controversial referendum in Switzerland in which most people voted against the construction of more minarets, tall spires with onion-shaped or conical crowns used for the call to prayer, in their country.

According to the NMS poll conducted on 424 voters in the Czech Republic and 502 in Slovakia, 78 percent of Czech respondents and 70 percent of Slovaks would vote against minarets in a referendum.

Moreover, 54 percent of Czechs and 56 percent of Slovaks would ban the construction of both minarets and new mosques, Tomas Dvorak, from NMS, told LN.

The poll also shows that Czechs and Slovaks mind new mosques less than minarets. Only one-third of the polled strictly oppose mosques, others do not want them only in "their surroundings."
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