Monthly Archives: November 2009

Swiss Vote to Ban New Minarets

By | 2009-11-29T15:52:00+00:00 November 29th, 2009|News|

Switzerland’s political right on Sunday scored a surprising victory in a referendum on banning construction of minarets, denting the nation’s cherished image as a bastion of tolerance and threatening to set it at odds with international law and the Muslim world.

Minarets, Yes or No?

By | 2009-11-29T07:18:00+00:00 November 29th, 2009|News|

Switzerland is holding a referendum Sunday on a proposal to legally ban the construction of minarets – the towers that are built atop Muslim mosques, from which the calls to prayer are sounded.