According to Al-Jazeera, and the BBC, the people of Switzerland have passed what we in the US would call a referendum banning any new construction of minarets(Muslim prayer towers).
Al Jazeera English - Europe - Minaret ban wins Swiss support
BBC News - Swiss voters back ban on minarets
People in the Muslim community feel that this is an attack on their religion, while non-Muslim swiss feel that the towers are symbols of things incompatible with swiss values (such as Sharia Law, forced marriages, etc). Do you think this represents a growing xenophobia in Europe, or a rightful rejection of values anathema to your own (or the swiss, in this instance)?