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Gaddafi Calls For Jihad Against Switzerland

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Libya's dispute with Switzerland was intensified Thursday after Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called for 'jihad' against the European nation "with all...

Sarkozy Defends Switzerland's Minaret Ban

Guardian | Ian Traynor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nicolas Sarkozy today voiced sympathy for Switzerland's controversial decision to ban the building of Muslim minarets, calling on religious practition...

Minarets? No Thanks, We're Swiss

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

Europe is creeping towards old habits of intolerance. Fascism has found a happy home in Europe before, and there are days when it appears contemporary Europe suffers nostalgia.

Passive European Muslims Partially To Blame for Swiss Minaret Ban

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Switzerland's Muslims can remain silent and continue to be marginalized or they can involve themselves in government policy and the media to shape their future.

Minaret Ban In Switzerland Set For A Vote

AP | ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The campaign posters are inflammatory: Minarets rising like missiles from the national flag. A proposal championed by right-wing parti...

Swiss Radicalization: A Sign of Things to Come?

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Rehab

To ban an architectural form that scares you is a thing of prehistoric naiveté.The shortsightedness of the anti-minaret campaign is fueled by more than fear. It is fueled by hate.

Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Swiss Minister, Says Minaret Ban Targets Fundamentalism

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — A Swiss ban on minarets could violate fundamental liberties, Europe's top human-rights watchdog said Monday in an indication that the h...

New Minaret Defies Swiss Ban

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In November, Switzerland voted to ban the construction of new minarets, the towerlike structures that adorn mosques. A week or so later, in an apparen...

UN Slams Swiss Minaret Ban

AP | BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The United Nations called Switzerland's ban on new minarets "clearly discriminatory" and deeply divisive, and the Swiss foreign ministe...

Are Swiss Alps Threatened by Minarets?

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

The Swiss minaret ban, like some other European countries' policies, highlights a failure of Western liberalism and raises fundamental questions about religious discrimination and freedom of religion.

Minaret Ban: Swiss Ban mosque minarets in surprise vote

AP | ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on minarets on Sunday, barring construction of the iconic mosque towers in a ...