Bern: 'Jewish-star' anti-Islamophobia protest

Bern: 'Jewish-star' anti-Islamophobia protest

Jewish-star protest, photo by ICCS

Via Tages-Anzeiger (German):

Several hundred Muslims gathered from across Switzerland Saturday for a protest against Islamophobia. The 'Day against Islamophobia and racism' was organized by the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS).

In addition to booths offering information about Islam, there were numerous food and market stalls.. The protesters also put up a mock minaret (photo here) to protest the minaret ban.

The 'Jewish star' used by the organizers caused a stir. Two Muslim umbrella organizations, FIDS and KIOS, said the usage of the star was 'unethical' and a 'cheap provocation'. One Muslim organization called upon its members not to join the protest, saying the way to break down prejudices is not through provocations and strife.

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