Monday, November 30, 2009

Swiss voters have supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets, official results show

More than 57% of voters and 22 out of 26 cantons - or provinces - voted in favor of the ban. The proposal had been put forward by the Swiss People's Party, (SVP), the largest party in parliament, which says minarets are a sign of Islamization. The government opposed the ban, saying it would harm Switzerland's image, particularly in the Muslim world.

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