Opinion Swiss Minaret Ban Reflects Fear of Islam, Not Real Problems

The Swiss have voted in favor of a complete ban on the construction of minarets. But the decision is not a reaction to problems with Muslims in the country. Instead, it reveals a deep-seated fear of Islam.
A minaret in Wangen bei Olten: The Swiss have voted in favor of a ban on minaret construction.

A minaret in Wangen bei Olten: The Swiss have voted in favor of a ban on minaret construction.

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