Politics & Media
Dec 04, 2009, 05:24AM

The Swiss Double-Down On Intolerance

Banning minarets was only the beginning?

Klein's piece on the minaret referendum. Now up is the separation of the dead:

A mainstream Swiss political leader is calling for a ban on separate Muslim and Jewish cemeteries. Christophe Darbellay, president of the Christian Democratic People's Party of Switzerland, made the statement in a television interview Tuesday, two days after Swiss voters passed an initiative to ban minarets. The anti-minaret initiative came from the opposition ultra-conservative Swiss People's Party and other right-wing political organizations. Critics say Darbellay is starting a "crusade" to attract voters by proposing similarly xenophobic measures.


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