The PC and multicultural commissars around Europe recently condemned the Swiss for exercising democracy in banning minarets on mosques.
Good on the Swiss, we say, for allowing the people to have a vote on something they consider important. That's more than we get from from our own provincial government or our unelected masters in Brussels when it comes to immigration - or anything, really.
This article puts the argument into an interesting perspective:
Forgive me if I, too, do not weep that 57.5 percent of the Swiss, now hosts to a largely moderate Muslim population of Turks and former Yugoslavs, want to keep their country a quiet car among nations. I am still busy weeping for the Armenians, the first people in their corner of the world to officially adopt Christianity, almost eliminated from history due to regular massacres by the Muslim Turks among whom they lived for centuries...You can see why the political classes in the UK and Europe don't like democracy: the people don't always vote the way they should.
The Swiss vote is a signal rather than an endorsement of intolerance. The Swiss, while facing only a sort of creeping, minor Islamicization of their society—requests for girls to be excused from swimming classes, or separate cemeteries of the sort Swiss Jews already have—are aware of the gargantuan intolerance shown by some Muslim societies against minority Christians. While they may not seriously fear such a consequence, many of them plainly want to draw a line in the sand and say: We will not become a Muslim-dominated society, and we will stop that process early.