Thursday, December 3, 2009

Switzerland minaret controversy

On Sunday, 57 per cent of the Swiss population voted in favour of blocking any new minarets being built attached to mosques. Does the vote reflect a rising tide against Islam across Europe? Is it a rare departure from Swiss neutrality? And is the vote even legal in the first place?

Al Jazeera Inside Story minaret ban Switzerland swiss Islam mosques Farhad Afshar Ian Traynor Oskar Freysinger Islamification