Swiss Vote Down New Minarets

American VoicesWorld ISSUE 45•49 Dec 1, 2009

Voters in Switzerland passed a referendum banning the construction of new Muslim prayer towers. What do you think?

  • “Who knew that a nation full of uptight pricks could also be really intolerant?”

    Matt King –
    Piece Trimmer

  • “I guess there are some Swiss who believe Islamic customs are a threat to their national identity. This is all very eye-opening to me, because I never even knew there was a Swiss national identity.”

    Lynda Weitz –
    Unemployed

  • “Can’t say I blame them. It's a slippery slope between calling for prayer and hanging sheets and underpants up there to dry.”

    Nick Lovetro –
    Bucket Operator