Originally Posted by Midnight Ninja
I agree that it's not a ban on Mosques or Islam at all but why just this religious symbol?
There are Hindu temples with particular architecture, Jewish synagogues and other such institutions with their own distinctive features so why not ban those as well.
In such times instead of embracing other cultures and trying to pacify tensions the world just wants to create more divisions.
Well, this is not a black and white issue. This is why it was debated and put to referendum, so that it reflects the majority opinion. There are other issues underlying this. It is not just building a physical structure, it is the possibility that it reflects something more, and also safeguarding against the possibility of the introduction of Sharia law into the country which would be incompatible with Swiss laws. You may or may not have followed how this has developed in the U.K, France, and other European countries.
For whatever it's worth, there has been a lot of tension in the Euro area and Europe more generally, regarding various issues of Islam. People in Switzerland should feel free to look at these issues and ask whether they want to take a step that (may or may not-- who knows?) safeguard against those problems in their own countries.
Funny, you from India are mentioning this. Babri Mosque was demolished by Hindus there, no? Hardly an "embracing of other cultures".