Bosnian Muslim leader: Europe sending bad messages to Muslims
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By SARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
December 2, 2009 14:40
The Bosnian Muslim religious leader said Wednesday he hopes Europe will restore its values, which he said were violated by the Swiss decision to ban minarets and the EU's visa requirement only for the continent's predominantly Muslim countries.
Mustafa Ceric, the head of the Islamic Community in Bosnia, said it was interesting that both decisions were made on the most important holiday of the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha.
Sunday's referendum to outlaw the construction of minarets in Switzerland sent a bad message to Europe's Muslims, Ceric said.