Posted by: becketfund | August 14, 2009

Switzerland: Swiss People’s Party Campaigns Against Minarets on Mosques

LANGENTHAL – The Swiss town of Langenthal has become the center of the ultra-conservative Swiss People’s Party’s (SVP) campaign to ban minarets from all mosques in Switzerland, on the grounds that they symbolize ideological opposition to the country’s constitution, The Independent reported on August 14.  Ulrich Schüler, an SVP parliamentarian and leading member of the anti-minaret movement, has said of the edifices: “They are symbols of a desire for power, of an Islam which wants to establish a legal and social order fundamentally contrary to the liberties guaranteed in our constitution.”

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