Intolerance against Muslims increasing in Switzerland, says European body
According to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Muslims in Switzerland need a common umbrella organization to counter increasing discrimination. The OSCE reviewed religious tolerance in this country and says that intolerance against Muslims has increased since 2001, exploited by right-wing and populist parties. For example, the report cites that Bosnian or Albanian immigrants are often not identified by ethnicity, but rather by religion. WRS’s Alex Helmick explores this further with Hisham Maizar, president of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Switzerland:
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