[Bern, Switzerland; December 12. Image via Getty]

Two Muslim women stand beneath an umbrella adorned with Swiss crosses during a protest on December 12, 2009 in front of the Swiss parliament building in Bern against a recent decision by Swiss voters to ban the construction of minarets. On last November 29, 2009 more than 57 percent of Swiss voters approved a rightwing motion to ban minarets on mosques, a decision that has sparked an international backlash and charges of intolerance. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)