Thursday, December 10, 2009

Switzerland: Man builds minaret to protest referendum vote

Within 20 minutes of its construction, the police were on to him.

Guillaume Morand is not Muslim. But he built a minaret over his business in Lausanne to protest the Swiss referendum vote that banned minarets. He considers that his actions sends a message of peace to Switzerland's Muslims.

The Swiss government is waiting for someone to lay a complaint at the European Court of Human Rights before acting on it. It is expected that the court would rule that this ban violates freedom of religion.


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