Swiss minaret vote and vague fears about Islam

General concern about creeping Islamic power, rather than a critical national problem with mosques, appears to have produced the Swiss minaret vote banning construction of the towers.

By the Monitor’s Editorial Board

Europe and its Muslim residents have enough problems with each other that Europe doesn’t need to manufacture new ones. Yet that’s what the Swiss have done by voting in a referendum Sunday to ban the building of new minarets at Islamic mosques.


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