Monday, 30 November 2009

The “tolerant and peaceful” Swiss ban minarets?

The "tolerant and peaceful" Swiss has voted in a nationwide referendum to ban minarets?

More than 57.5% of "tolerant and peaceful" Swiss voters voted in a nationwide referendum to ban minarets.

There are 400,000 Muslims (5% of the population) and only four minarets in Switzerland.

Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said the decision was "not a rejection of the Muslim community, religion or culture".

True. It was a rejection of tolerance and freedom of expression.

France's FM Bernard Kouchner said "I am a bit shocked by this decision. It is an expression of intolerance and I detest intolerance."

If so, why has France banned the headscarf in schools, colleges and government establishments?
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