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Monday, December 7, 2009

ISLAMIC WATCH:Switzerland Defends Ban on Mosque Minarets

GENEVA — Switzerland says the country's new ban on the building of minarets is not aimed at Muslims but at Islamic fundamentalism.
Swiss Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf says her country supports religious freedoms.
She says Sunday's referendum, during which voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on minarets, was not "a referendum against Islam ... but a vote directed against fundamentalist developments."
Widmer-Schlumpf spoke on arrival Monday at a meeting with EU justice ministers. Switzerland is not an EU member but has close and regular contacts with the EU...
Picture Left:Nov. 29, 2009: Exterior view of the illuminated minaret of the Mahmud Mosque in Zurich, Switzerland.(AP)

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