Never mind that a local brothel claiming to be Europe's largest calls
itself the Pasha and sports an ersatz arabesque theme.
Some residents of this ancient city on the banks of the Rhine see the
brothel as a shining example of their tolerance. What irks them is that
some actual Muslims want to build an actual mosque with a dome and minarets.
The residents complain that the minarets would clash with the towering
spires of the city's celebrated 13th Century cathedral. But as the
debate heats up, it has revealed a cultural schism that goes much deeper
than any disagreement over architectural aesthetics.