I glanced over the article finding no new ideas until I got to the sneaky last paragraph and the following comments.
"Many Europeans in our day look at the old Christian churches in a manner wholly devoid of faith. They perceive them as purely cultural objects, which they are as well. Now this is very hard to do with minarets, even with what remains of Muslim architecture in Spain. In minarets, old and new alike, religion reigns supreme, alone, despotic. Which is an intrinsically negative factor for present-day Europe."
I've written my essential thoughts below and wonder how my neighbors at Red Room feel about the subject. I hope you will have time to leave a comment.
Unfortunately, I can’t agree with you. Minarets are a lovely architectural form. They give interest for the eye within the city landscape. More minarets should be built not fewer, for variety and beauty of the city.