Swiss Really on a Roll

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December 3, 2009 5:20 p.m.
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You may have heard that Swiss voters on Sunday voted 57.5% to ban the construction of any new minarets in the country. The grand total of four existing Swiss minarets may remain; there just can’t be any more. A short line of text will incorporate the ban in the Swiss constitution.

Now it seems that the Swiss may be really warming to the idea of religious intolerance. Christophe Darbellay, the president of the Christian Democratic People’s Party of Switzerland (a mainstream party which is part of the country’s current coalition government) on Thursday told a TV interviewer that there should also be a ban on separate Muslim and Jewish cemeteries.

As with the aforementioned minaret ban, Darbellay doesn’t think the current cemeteries should be dug up. He just thinks there shouldn’t be any more in the future.

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