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Fear of Islam

Swiss move to ban minarets stirs up huge controversy.

The Swiss voted in 2009 to ban the building of any new minarets. The campaign, launched by the rightwing People’s Party, stirred up huge controversy internationally. The Federal Commission against Racism claimed that it defamed Muslims and violated religious freedom. (archive 25/07/2007/Julie Hunt/SF/

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