Page last updated at 06:48 GMT, Friday, 27 November 2009

Swiss vote to 'ban' minarets


Swiss voters go to the polls on Sunday, deciding on a proposal which would ban the building of minarets.

It's backed by Switzerland's most popular political party, the right wing Swiss People's Party, which claims allowing minarets would be a step towards Islamisation.

With 400,000 Muslims in Switzerland - Islam is the country's second religion. But until now, mosques with minarets have been few and far between.

Imogen Foulkes reports from Zurich.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific