"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.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.
"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."
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.