Switzerland

Sweden Criticises Anti-Minaret-Vote

Sweden has criticised the outcome of a Swiss referendum approving the ban of minarets in the country. Speaking to Swedish Radio news, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt called the vote an evidence of prejudices among the Swiss population.

The clear no to the building of further minarets in Switzerland could indicate some kind of fear towards Muslims, Bildt added. But the vote is likely to send negative signals on all levels, the Foreign Minister predicted.

The reaction has also been strong among political commentators in Sweden. Radio Sweden's Jasna Carlén spoke to Gert Gelotte from Göteborgs-Posten. To listen to the report click below.