01.12.2009 – Switzerland: Politically, on an other Planet – International Press about the „Ban on Minarets


„I have deep concerns at the negative consequences that the outcome of the vote will have on the freedom of religion or belief of members of the Muslim community in Switzerland,“ Asma Jahangir, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or
52 minutes ago Tehran Times
„Indeed, a ban on minarets amounts to an undue restriction of the freedom to manifest one’s religion and constitutes a clear discrimination against members of the Muslim community in Switzerland,“ Jahangir said. „This vote reminds us that no…
12 hours ago UPI.com
„This vote reminds us that no societies are immune to religious intolerance. It is therefore necessary more than ever to continue raising awareness and educating people about religious diversity, and enabling all societies to adopt an enlightened…
Nov 30, 2009 Yemen News Agency
United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Asma Jahangir, described a ban on the construction of minarets as being contrary to Switzerland’s obligations under international human rights law and constituting „a…
„Indeed, a ban on minarets amounts to an undue restriction of the freedom to manifest one’s religion and constitutes a clear discrimination against members of the Muslim community in Switzerland,“ she added, also noting that the UN Human Rights
52 minutes ago Tehran Times
A „glass ceiling in terms of their promotion in public service and their participation in decision making“ exists, Ms. Jahangir added, warning that religious minorities must not be marginalized.
Nov 30, 2009 UN News Centre

UN Watch slams Swiss ban on minarets (European Jewish Press)
Switzerland’s new prohibition against minarets constitutes a breach of the country’s commitment under international human rights treaties to respect equality and freedom of religion

ECRI issues statement on ban of construction of minarets in Switzerland (FOCUS News Agency, Bulgaria)
Strasbourg. The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) wishes to express its deep concern about the results of the Swiss popular initiative which approved the inclusion, in the Federal Constitution, of a new provision banning the construction of minarets, the Council of Europe announced.

Muffled muezzins (Financial Times)
There was a time when Switzerland enjoyed a reputation as a haven of democracy and tolerance in an otherwise benighted Europe. No more: the Swiss have left that image in tatters by voting for a constitutional ban on minarets.

UN to examine legality of Swiss minaret ban (India Business Blog)
Geneva, Nov 30 (DPA) The United Nations said Monday it aimed to study the legality of the ban on the building of new minarets in Switzerland as a result of the country’s referendum on Sunday. A spokesman for the UN High Commission on Human Rights said in Geneva that experts would study whether the ban was in harmony with international law. Source: UN to examine legality of Swiss minaret ban

Swiss minaret ban reflects ‘ignorance’: Indonesia (Ary Hermawan , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta)
Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa Tuesday decried Switzerland’s referendum vote to ban the construction of new mosque minarets in the country, saying it was “discriminatory” and “violated the right to freedom of religion.”

Swiss minarets: is EU following Arabs down path of self-pity and xenophobia? (guardian.co.uk)
Europe and the Arab street are both grappling with a fast-changing world where Asia is becoming more important for the first time in centuries.

Swiss minaret ban discriminates against Muslims: UN expert (Tehran Times Political Desk)
TEHRAN – An independent United Nations expert on religious freedom Monday voiced regret at the Swiss vote to ban the construction of new minarets, stating that such a prohibition clearly discriminates against Muslims, UN Information Center reported.

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2 Responses to 01.12.2009 – Switzerland: Politically, on an other Planet – International Press about the „Ban on Minarets

  1. Stadtmensch sagt:

    Ich finds schwierig, wenn Vertreter aus Staaten, die zeitweilig Mühe mit den demokratischen Grundwerten haben, solche Statements abgeben und Du diese veröffentlichst, da nehme ich dann an, das ist auch Deine Meinung oder was willst Du uns damit sagen? Guck mal in die Foren bei Spiegel und Focus, was Deine Landsleute zu dem Thema sagen, anstatt hier kommentarlos sagen wir mal schwierige Statements abzubilden – Du müsstest diese auch abbilden, wenn Du eine ausgewogene Berichterstattung machen wolltest. Was willst Du uns damit also sagen? Du schämst Dich, für die Bürger, in dessen Land Du gerade wohnst? Dann tut mir das leid lieber Peter aber das nennt man direkte Demokratie, ich empfehle Dir besagte Foren, lies Dich dort mal ein, wie des Volkes Befindlichkeit aussieht, das sollte man ernst nehmen. Ich hab übrigens nein gestimmt, falls Du Dich gerade fragst, ob ich einer dieser rechts Populisten bin 😉 liebgruss

    • PeterPan sagt:

      Hoi Stadtmensch..

      Ich sammle hier in diesem Fall kommentarlos und ohne Bewertung die Reaktionen der Medien aus dem Ausland. Zeitpunkt gestern Abend etwa 22 Uhr. Suche via Google.co.uk in „News“. Keine Sortierung nach Wichtigkeit.

      Gruss Peter

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