Anger Over Anti-Islamic Poster Why the Swiss Are Afraid of Minarets

A poster featuring a Muslim woman in a chador surrounded by minaret towers that resemble missiles is causing outrage in Switzerland ahead of a referendum next month on whether to ban mosques from having minarets. The campaign is proving so controversial that even some die-hard members of the country's far right are uncomfortable with it.
Von Michael Soukup
A number of these posters have sprung up across Switzerland to encourage people to vote in favor of a ban on the construction of minarets in a November referendum.

A number of these posters have sprung up across Switzerland to encourage people to vote in favor of a ban on the construction of minarets in a November referendum.

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