A Christian nation has every right to refuse an invasion by a hostile culture and religion. It would be a horrible world if every corner had turned into the next Saudi Arabia.
Lefty appeasement loons seem to completely ignore the fact that this was passed by a national vote, not just a parliamentary one. Also, that the ban actually does allow new Mosques, and does not ban Islam or Muslims. Simply the will of the people in Switzerland is not to be invaded by Minarets - most of which would probably be built without a population to utilize it, like in places in the UK or US - where huge mosques are built with Saudi funds regardless of size of Muslim population. Those mosques transform neighborhood, as many would rather sell their homes quickly and move to a less 'Islamized' location.
Jewish group slams Swiss ban on minarets
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Wednesday urged the Swiss government to be vigilant in its commitment to ensuring freedom of religion, following a Swiss popular referendum that amended its constitution to ban the construction of minarets.
ADL National Chair Robert G. Sugarman and ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman issued a statement saying, "On November 29, the Swiss Muslim community fell victim to a populist political campaign of religious intolerance, led by the far-right Swiss People’s Party (SVP). The Swiss government opposed the initiative during the campaign and underscored its commitment to religious freedom in a statement after the vote.
In the statement, the Jewish group urged the Swiss government "to be vigilant in its defense of religious freedom, even though the SVP is the largest party in the Swiss Parliament and has two of the seven government ministries.
"The Federation of Swiss Jewish Communities (FSJC) clearly stated its opposition to the initiative before the vote and expressed its disappointment at the result," the statement added.
According to ADL, "This is not the first time a Swiss popular vote has been used to promote religious intolerance. A century ago, a Swiss referendum banned Jewish ritual slaughter in an attempt to drive out its Jewish population. We share the FSJC’s stated concern that those who initiated the anti-minaret campaign could try to further erode religious freedom through similar means."
ADL heads are unaware of the intolerance of Sharia? Tolerance to the intolerant does not lead to freedom, it leads to Paris and London transforming into a very-Muslim dominated areas. Areas where there's intolerance of Jews and members of home nation, whom are harassed, and threatened - if not discriminated against.
If Muslims feel unwelcome in Switzerland because they can't erect huge monuments which change the landscape of the country - they can take a train and live in any other Euronation, or simply travel to any of the gazlillion Muslim only nations, where intolerance of anything but Islam is the law.
Now why isn't ADL saying a word about that? About the religious apartheid in the Muslim countries? Where there is no 'popular vote', just hatred and violence. Why would anyone wish to import and replace the democratic and tolerant western world with that?