Islam Online whines:
The SVP and a small ultra-conservative Christian party launched a campaign last year to have the building of minarets banned in Switzerland.
The far-right parties claim that a minaret is not necessary for worship but is rather a symbol of Islamic law supremacy Â and conquest which is incompatible with Switzerland’s legal system.
“An overwhelming rejection of the ‘minaret initiative’ would serve as encouragement to all Muslims in Switzerland. And treating Swiss Muslims as respected and loyal residents would enhance openness and mutual trustÂ accelerateÂ the Islamization in the country. It is crucial to Â (dis-)continue to Â cultivate a tolerant, multicultural and multi-confessional society, which would act as the foundation of our shared future. Swiss society as a whole would come out the winner.” Â (We would be the losers. We don’t have a shared past and if we allow it, we won’t have a future/ed)
Emir Cengic reports on the referendum over the proposal to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland, to be held later this year.