November 30, 2009
Some Swedish mucky-muck is stunned that Switzerland wants to limit the Starbucks-paced building of Minarets
Swedish minister surprised over Swiss referendum banning minarets
Monsters & Critics
Brussels - Swedish Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billstrom Monday expressed surprise over a Swiss referendum banning minarets.
'I am a bit surprised and I think it is a bit strange that you decide these things in a referendum,' Billstrom said in Brussels where he was attending a meeting of justice and home affairs ministers.
Voters in Switzerland on Sunday cast ballots in favour of banning minarets.
Sweden is current holder of the rotating presidency of the European Union.
'In Sweden we usually do these things through city planning. These decisions on how tall a building should be and whether it should be built at all is a matter for city planners,' Billstrom added.
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