Swiss ban mosque minarets in surprise...

Swiss ban mosque minarets in surprise vote

There are 21 comments on the story from Nov 29, 2009, titled Swiss ban mosque minarets in surprise vote. In it, reports that:

Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on minarets on Sunday, barring construction of the iconic mosque towers in a surprise vote that put Switzerland at the forefront of a European backlash against a growing Muslim population ...

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Miamisburg, OH

#21 Nov 29, 2009
Ishmael wrote:
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Switzerland is a Republic. So is america. We just elect representatives democratic way.
Majority doesnt always rule.
actually, in Switzerland, the issue was put on a national referendum and ALL citizens which are registered to vote got to decide; this was not decided by senators or other govt officials who represent the people of Switzerland; so, in this case, MAJORITY does rule

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