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Canadian Jewish Congress `concerned' by Swiss minaret ban
Canwest News ServiceDecember 3, 2009

TORONTO - Switzerland's recent referendum calling for a ban on the construction of minarets alongside mosques has stirred protests around the world and now the Canadian Jewish Congress is adding its voice to the concern ...

``When the bans apply only to one group, they are also inconsistent with the fundamental right to equality.''

That's why the group is ``deeply concerned'' with the referendum's results, Freiman said, adding that ``as Canadians and as Jews, we hold tolerance dear to our hearts and understand the consequences of discrimination'' ...

The CJC joins a host of countries as well as the Vatican and human rights groups that have condemned the decision ...

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