Switzerland's biggest party, the Swiss People's Party (SVP), claims the turrets attached to mosques are symbols of militant Islam.
The anti-immigration SVP party believes the spires from where followers of Islam are called to prayer demonstrate a "political-religious claim to power".
It forced a referendum on whether or not minarets should be banned after collecting 100,000 signatures from eligible voters within 18 months.
Over 57% of Swiss voters chose to approve a blanket ban on the construction of Muslim minarets, according to official results posted by Swiss news agency ATS.
What do you think? I have never even noticed them here. Do you have one (any) in your area?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on Dec. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
If the Swiss don't want them, they don't want them. I don't believe Muslim countries are held to any sort of standards when it comes to welcoming Jewish or Christian immigrants wanting new synagogues and churches, so why are majority Christian countries expected to welcome huge invasions of Muslim immigrants?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:15 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
Op here~ I was reading some of the comments on the story and one said an Italian radio station did a mock vote and it came out 77% in favor of the swiss decision. Not sure if its true, no link. But it makes me wonder. By the way, do either of you have one of these near you?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:19 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:18 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
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