With commendable indifference to Political Correctness and the orders issued by their own political elite, the Swiss appear to have voted to ban the construction of Minarets in their country. Minaret ban approved by 57 per cent of voters Swissinfo.ch November 29, 2009
"A majority of the Swiss people and the cantons have adopted the popular initiative against the construction of minarets. The Federal Council respects this decision," a government statement said.
"Consequently the construction of new minarets in Switzerland is no longer permitted. The four existing minarets will remain. It will also be possible to continue to construct mosques."
Switzerland is a fascinating case. With a population of only 7.5 million, great prosperity, and a location right on a key European trade route, it would be very easy for the country to be swamped by culture-eradicating immigration.
But as I noted three years ago, even though Switzerland has an immigrant population proportion higher than the US, the Swiss can defend themselves. This is because they do not grant citizenship easily.