More than 57% of Swiss voters have supported a referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets, according to results from 25 out of 26 cantons.

Partial results from the final canton indicated 68% of people there supported the ban, Swiss news agency ATS said.

The proposal has been backed by the Swiss People's Party (SVP), the largest party in parliament, which claims minarets are a sign of Islamisation.


Read on...


It wasn't a referendum proposal, it was a legislative initiative. I think, this is a clear sign that islamisation is not welcome.

Views: 19

Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on November 29, 2009 at 7:29pm
I'm pretty sure the Swiss government doesn't guarantee freedom of religion to begin with.
If that is the case, then I can't say I blame them.
I'm actually sort of torn on the issue. On one hand, I feel that freedom of religion is the same as freedom from religion.
On the other hand, I also feel that a secular country (if this is the case) should be allowed to make secular laws as long as they are not crimes against humanity.

Comment

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

Forum

Belief

Started by Chris Russell in Small Talk Jun 20. 0 Replies

Agnosticism

Started by Chris Russell in Small Talk. Last reply by Chris Russell Jun 6. 11 Replies

I'm not an atheist anymore...

Started by Belle Rose in Small Talk. Last reply by Pope Beanie Jun 12. 19 Replies

Alex J O'Connor

Started by JadeBlackOlive in Small Talk. Last reply by Davis Goodman Jun 1. 3 Replies

Blog Posts

Equuleus - the little horse

Posted by Brad Snowder on July 9, 2017 at 1:08am 0 Comments

Horrified

Posted by Mary smith on July 2, 2017 at 12:35pm 0 Comments

© 2017   Created by Rebel.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service