Monday, November 30, 2009

Disappointing

A referendum was passed yesterday that forbids the construction of minarets in Switzerland. The referendum was put forward by the SVP, a political party we've referred to in the past most notably for their black sheep campaign.


The Swiss government was opposed to the proposition and advised voters to not put the country in such negative light or risk straining relations with the small Muslim community here. However Switzerland passes law by direct democracy which means that the ban will be upheld because it received 57% of the votes. Unsurprisingly, religious leaders around the world are voicing their outrage.


I'm also bummed that it's already snowing like crazy here. Don't picture white Christmas, it's more like thick, grey rain.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

We were also shocked by this! I couldn't believe that actually passed. I guess there it's not all sunshine and rainbows....