Monday, November 30, 2009

No New Minarets in Switzerland

Apparently the Swiss, by a 57%-42% popular vote, have approved a constitutional ban on the construction of Mosque Minarets.

All I can say is wow! The American electorate isn’t the only one that doesn’t understand the concept of equal protection under the law.

This is the most extreme example of the growing concern over the ever increasing Muslim minorities in many European countries. Amnesty International called the vote a direct violation of Religious Freedom and anticipated that it would be overturned by either the Swiss Supreme Court or the European Court of Human Rights. The vote doesn't affect the four minarets which currently exist in the country.

I don’t know anything about the Swiss Supreme Court but the ECHR doesn’t have a very stellar track record in protecting religious freedom for religions other than Christianity.

I guess we shall see.

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