- n. Plural form of minaret.
“Not a line is straight; the tall dead walls of the mosques slope over their massy buttresses, and the thin minarets seem about to fall across your path.”
“This entire passage borrows heavily from Franklin's description, in which he writes: the ascent to the minarets is by a winding stair-case ... at the top the spectator is gratified by”
“The result was a victory for the Swiss People's Party which called minarets symbols of Muslim political power which threatens to transform Switzerland into an Islamic nation.”
“The minarets are our bayonets, the domes are our helmets, the mosques are our barracks, the believers are our soldiers.”
“It was, ironically, an excerpt from standard grade-school textbooks: "The domes of the mosques are helmets/And the minarets are our bayonets.”
“If he proceed to the top of one of the minarets, which is reached by a steep, dark spiral stair, he will have a most commanding and extensive view of the city, the river, and the country for many miles around.”
“It cites Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Turkey, who once called minarets "the bayonets of Islam".”
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