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Switzerland bans minaret building

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November 30, 2009

Zurich Mosque with minaret

ZURICH, Switzerland: A vote on Sunday, November 29 decided the fate of the building of minarets onto Islamic mosques in the country. This controversial decision came after much heated debate between the current government and the group pushing the ban. This vote has raised tensions not only in Switzerland but all over the European continent as they are not sure of the consequences Arab countries will have towards them. Tensions were already high as more Muslims immigrated to Europe, this is just one of many issues raised in regards to their religious practices. Swiss diplomats have been assuring Muslim countries that this is not the governments standpoint and hope the backlash does not affect their exportation of goods to various Arab countries.[1]

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* Swiss Banning of Minarets on Mosques, 2009