Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the Swiss vote to ban minarets


Contrary to expectations, the referendum held in Switzerland last Sunday to ban the construction of minarets on mosques was passed by 57.5%, with only the cantons of Geneva, Vaud, Neuch√Ętel and Basel City voting against the ban.

Some Swiss now fear that the country's embassies and consulates abroad will be the targets of Muslim violence such as that which was inflicted upon those of Denmark following satirical cartoons published in 2005 by the Jyllands Post newspaper.

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