Well, that's not very festive, is it?
I'm sort of in two minds about this. Isn't it the case that in America you aren't allowed religious iconography on public land, due to the separation of church and state? As long as they do this with every religion I fail to see the issue. In this context however it's very clearly a theocratic regime imposing its religion on the masses, at the expense of people of other faiths. This is an islamist attack on freedom of religion, but this country isn't secular.
Secularism is the best humanity can do, and the fact that secularism is not yet spread across the globe is the cause of so much suffering and misery.
So you don't agree that a country could say - we are a country of this faith, and if you want to follow your other religion....move to a country where it has that religion?
Are you trying to say that multiculturalism is the way to go - that everybody can go to whatever country they want and practice whatever religion they want, even if that is not the faith of that country?
The Sultan of Brunei just got crossed off my Christmas card list.
More Christmas pud for me