Thursday, December 15, 2016

Swiss Court Says Anti-Muslim Referendum Is Invalid

Daily Sabah reports that yesterday Switzerland's Federal Tribunal held that a referendum supported by the right-wing Swiss People's Party is unconstitutional. The referendum was an attempt to prevent state funding of the University of Fribourg's Swiss Centre for Islam and Society. Four of the high court's 5 judges agreed with the Fribourg regional Parliament that the referendum is unconstitutional because it singles out a particular religion.