Switzerland: Muslim leader wants national umbrella group
The president of a Swiss Islamic organisation has called for a single umbrella organisation to represent the country’s various Muslim groups.
Hisam Maizar, president of the Federation of Islamic Organisations in Switzerland, told the Sunday newspaper Le Matin Dimanche that the goal of a single governing body was still far away.
Maizer also said the country's Muslims needed to cooperate with authorities in dealing with radical clerics.
The federal government has also taken notice of the absence of a single body for Muslims. Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf has called for another roundtable discussion with different groups.
Source: SwissInfo (English)