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Submitted by Zenobia van Dongen (not verified) on Sat, 20/02/2021 - 04:22

There is nothing revolutionary about subjecting mosques to the authority of the state. That has been the practice for centuries in all Muslim countries. It is also followed in Israel. There is no reason a priori why a religion like Islam, in which government and religion are inextricably mingled, should not be controlled by the state.  How well this matches the constitution is another matter altogether. Furthermore I see no cogent reason why all religions should be treated the same. The term "religion" should not blind us to profound differences in the attitudes and behavior that ensue from being brought up in one religion or a different one. The same laws do not apply to all "vehicles": airplanes and bicycles are governed by different laws. Traditional constitutional notions about equality of religions are based on ideas that arose before the birth of empirical social science. It would be a good idea to review constitutional concepts in the light of what empirical research has revealed about society.  

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