Swiss senate rejects ban on foreign funding of mosques


The proposal, modeled on rules already in place in Austria, would also have seen imams required to preach in a Swiss national language while compelling Islamic centres to disclose the origin of any funding. The Swiss senate has voted 29 to 7 against a motion calling for a ban of foreign funding of mosques. The Swiss government is opening its country to the Salafi doctrine by rejecting this motion, which was deemed to be "discriminatory" against Muslims.