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OSCE calls for Muslim umbrella organisation
Experts from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have recommended the establishment of an umbrella organisation for all Swiss Muslims.
In their report, seen by the Swiss News Agency on Tuesday, three OSCE experts who visited Switzerland in November warned that intolerance and discrimination against Muslims had increased since 2001, and were being exploited by "the extreme right and populist parties".
"Groups like Bosnians and Albanians, who were previously defined by their ethnicity, are now identified by their religion," they found.
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