Provoking Switzerland, Iran

There are only four minarets in Switzerland: one for every hundred thousand Muslims in the country.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 12/02/2009 12:00 am EST

There are only four minarets in Switzerland: one for every hundred thousand Muslims in the country. Swiss Muslims keep a low profile, so as not to excite the numerous people in the country who hate and fear them. But since those people are numerous, a political party can prosper by demanding a referendum on whether further minarets should be banned in Switzerland. With luck, that will provoke protests and demonstrations by Muslims.

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