Switzerland: Open Mosque Day

Switzerland: Open Mosque Day

WRS also has a segment on the Open Mosque Day.

Muslims in many parts of Switzerland have invited the public into mosques - three weeks before a vote on whether to ban the construction of minarets.

Muslim organisations say they hope their open day will counter what they say are fears and prejudices.


"We hope these meetings will build a dialogue and better understanding," said Hisham Maizar, a senior Muslim representative in eastern Switzerland.

The BBC's Imogen Foulkes, who visited a mosque in Zurich, says the many non-Muslims who came enjoyed themselves.

But the debate is raging outside the building, our correspondent says, and the Muslims inside were likely to be preaching to the converted.


Source: BBC (English)

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