I don’t know anything about what Frank Meyer said beyond the single word quoted here, if it is a quote, but this sort of suit stifles the dialogue that must be held about Sharia and Muslims’ intentions for the future of Swiss secularism. From IslamOnline, with thanks to Twostellas:
BERN, October 17 (IslamOnline.net) – Switzerland’s Green party has sued veteran Swiss journalist Frank Meyer over his anti-Islam writings.
The party”s parliamentary bloc, led by Cecil Buhlman, accused the journalist of not only assailing Islam in violation of the anti-racism laws, but also undermining the country”s religious harmony protected by the constitution.
In a weekly column published in Sonntagsblick newspaper on September 5, Meyer, a staunch supporter of Israel, described Islam as a “terrorist” religion.
He was recently fined 25,000 Swiss franks ($2,000) over unsubstantiated charges for the Swiss national exhibition authority of squandering public funds.
Sonntagsblick had shunned a request by the Green Party to publish an article to refute Meyer’s allegations.
It argued that the party”s lawsuit had killed all chances for a peaceful settlement of the issued outside the courtroom….
Islam is the second religion in Switzerland after Christianity.
The country is home to 350,000 Muslims representing a sizable 4.5 percent of the country”s some eight million people, in addition to more than 10,000 illegal Muslim immigrants.
Turks represent 43 percent of the Muslim community in Switzerland, followed by the Balkan people with 36 percent.