Switzerland: Hafid Ouardiri Hopes to Launch an Initiative for the Integration of Muslims in Switzerland

The former spokesman of the Mosque in Geneva, Hafid Ouardiri, is considering launching an initiative to help Muslims integrate themselves into Swiss society. He shared this idea in an interview on Wednesday in the weekly publication “GHI.” “We hope to utitilize the tools of citizenship to participate in public debate,” he emphasized in a column by Geneva journalist Mr. Ouardiri. Negotiations to concretize the federal initiative are are now underway in Cantonal. If they agree, the move will enable help them begin to enlist Muslims “as integrated parts of society as a whole.” For the former spokesman of the mosque, Muslims are still today the focus of undue suspicion.