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Discrimination towards Muslims on the rise in Switzerland

SHAFAQNA- Hostility and discrimination towards Muslim people in Switzerland is on the rise, the Federal Commission against Racism (FCR) said on Monday during a conference at the University of Fribourg. The conference, organized by Fribourg…

Switzerland calls on Bahraini regime to fully cooperate with Human Rights Council

SHAFAQNA - Human Rights Council, Switzerland urged Bahraini government to fully cooperate with the council. In a statement at the Human Rights Council, Switzerland called on Bahrain to fully cooperate with the council. It confirmed that Bahrain…

Switzerland Islamic Center Holds Online Islamic Course

SHAFAQNA- A three-month online course on Islamic sciences has been held by Ahlebeyt (AS) Islamic Cultural Center of Switzerland. According to ahlebeyt.ch, the Islamic teachings are presented in live video conferences as part of the course,…

Swiss court upholds denying permit to Islamic kindergarten

SHAFAQNA - Switzerland’s highest court has ruled that canton Zurich correctly denied an Islamic society’s request to open a special kindergarten because the proposed school did not meet requirements for a religiously affiliated institution. In…

Muslim students in Switzerland are being forced to shake hands with their teachers Or Face Huge Fines

SHAFAQNA- Muslims in Switzerland have been told they must shake their opposite sex teachers’ hands or see their parents pay a fine of up to 5,000 SFr (£3,500). For some of the estimated 350,000 Muslims living in Switzerland, this is…

Switzerland suspends citizenship process for Muslim family for ‘no-handshake’ with female teacher

SHAFAQNA- Switzerland has put on hold the citizenship procedure for a Muslim family whose two teenage boys refused to shake hands with their female teachers. Authorities in the canton of Basel-Country said on Tuesday that naturalization…

Racketeering made in the EU - preying on the most vulnerable

SHAFAQNA - From Saudi Arabia’s blood-trailing to Western powers’ engineered outrage over Madaya to pursue one very neocons’ narrative of military interventionism with sectarian undertone in the MidEast, Europe had to add its own political…