Swiss likely to ban niqab in upcoming referendum

Opinion polls suggest a narrow majority of Swiss will back a face veil ban in a referendum on Sunday. A poll by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation...

Switzerland to hold referendum on face veil ban

Switzerland will hold a referendum on March 7 on whether to ban full facial coverings such as burqas and niqabs. Under Switzerland’s system of direct democracy,...

IKEA defends Muslim employee who was abused by customer

The Swedish furniture and decoration company IKEA has defended a Muslim employee after she was abused online by a customer. The customer in Aubonne, Switzerland,...

Muslim man fined £170 in Switzerland for saying “Allahu Akbar” in public

A Muslim man was fined £170 in Switzerland for saying “Allahu Akbar" in public when he saw his friend, local newspaper Schaffhauser Nachrichten reported.  Orhan E, 22,...

Three people injured after shooting at Zurich Islamic centre

Three people have been injured following a shooting at an Islamic Centre in Switzerland yesterday. Authorities have launched a manhunt as the gunman is reportedly...

Swiss politician calls for hijab ban on passport photos

A right-wing politician has called for the hijab to be banned from passport photos in Switzerland. Walter Wobmann, who called for the hijab ban was...

Swiss school board orders Muslim schoolboy to shake hands with female teachers

A school board in a Swiss canton has dismissed the appeal of a 15-year-old Muslim boy who had been ordered to shake hands with...

Niqab ban enforced in Swiss canton with fines up to £8,000

A new ban on the niqab has been enforced in a Swiss town with two Muslims already being fined for breaching it. A Swiss woman,...

Switzerland rejects citizenship of two Muslim girls for refusing to swim with boys

The Swiss government has denied citizenship to two Muslim girls for refusing to take part in swimming lessons with boys at school. The 12 and 14-year-old girls will...

Swiss state bans burqa and niqab

Wearing a burqa in public in the Swiss canton of Ticino will be an offence punishable by a fine of up to 10,000 francs...
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