Briefing Paper No. 1
The Swiss referendum on minarets: background and aftermath provides comprehensive documentation of the Swiss referendum on 29 November 2009 which was was backed by a strong majority as it became the first country in Europe to vote to curb the religious practices of Muslims, banning the construction of minarets on mosques.
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