Switzerland to ban the foreign funding of mosques

The Swiss National Council voted to ban the financing of mosques from abroad, Neue Zuercher Zeitung reports. Currently, as private organizations without a state recognition as a religious community, Islamic communities in Switzerland do not need to declare where their financial resources come from.

The new law requires that the mosques can’t be financed from abroad and they must disclose their financial accounts. In addition, the imams are to preach in the local language: German, French and Italian.