The Swiss vote highlights the debate on Islam as a set of political and collectivist ideas, not a rejection of Muslims.
The Swiss minaret ban and the crucifix decision in Europe illustrate the disconnect between religion and culture there.
Switzerland's ban on minarets is based on inflamed stereotypes that Islam is in conflict with Swiss values.
The Swiss vote to ban minarets comes at a time when Muslim populations are growing and Europeans worry about losing traditional Christian culture.
Swiss minaret vote leads to Muslim anger, but the Swiss aren't alone in restricting religious freedom.
Switzerland minaret referendum leads to Muslim outrage, but the Swiss aren't alone in restricting religious freedom.
More than 57 percent of Swiss residents who voted Sunday – a majority in 22 out of the country's 26's cantons – approved a proposal to ban the construction of new minarets.
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