Great quote, Dan, and while I mentioned it in another post, I'll repeat it again here - the VAST majority of Muslims in Switzerland now are from the Balkans, and came to Switzerland during the bloody Balkan Wars of the 90's. The descendants of these folks have been in Europe (primarily what is now Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo) for centuries and are quite "European" in looks, culture, and values (I've been to Sarajevo, and it has a LOT more in common with Paris or Amsterdam than it does Riyadh or Tehran or even Istanbul). The risk of alienating these people seems pretty high.Pretty remarkable bit of thinking here. It seems that, in order to prevent the spread of extremist Islamism and encourage the assimilation of the Muslim community, the Swiss are choosing to do everything within their power to make sure the Muslim population feels isolated and excluded from Swiss political culture. Well done!