Tag: Switzerland

Swiss Muslims protest minaret ban

Minarets on mosques in Switzerland BERN, Switzerland – Around 700 Swiss Muslims peacefully protested against their country’s minaret ban on Saturday, with speakers denouncing what they called a hate campaign against Islam.

The protest in the capital, Bern, was not supported by the country’s main Muslim organizations.

Projection: Swiss vote to ban new minarets

Minarets on mosques in Switzerland Swiss voters approved a move to ban the construction of minarets in a Sunday vote on a right-wing initiative that labeled the mosque towers as symbols of militant Islam, projections by a widely respected polling institute showed.

The result, if confirmed, comes as a major surprise and a slap in the face of the government. Opinion polls ahead of the vote had predicted the ban would be rejected by 53 per cent of the electorate.