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Poster for the "Yes" campaign in the recent referendum on immigration in Switzerland (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Swiss referendum on immigration

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The Swiss against the world

According to Robert Misik, Xenophobia was just one of the reasons why 50.3% of those who voted in Switzerland's recent referendum on immigration back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries; a provincial mentality and anti-EU sentiment also played a roleMore

Poster of the campaign of the Interior Ministry (source: initiative-sicherheitspartnerschaft.de)

The German Interior Ministry's Controversial Poster Campaign

Encouraging Prejudice and Paranoia

Sometimes good intentions are just not enough: a new campaign by the German interior ministry, says Robert Misik, only contributes to the widespread paranoia about "the Muslims" – and thus encourages the very radicalism it wants to fightMore

People mourning the dead after the attacks in Norway (photo: AP)

Aftermath of the Attacks in Norway

Isolate the Intellectual Incendiaries!

Right-wing populist politicians, bloggers and journalists have fuelled a climate throughout Europe in which a madman like Anders Behring Breivik could come up with the idea of fighting the "Muslim threat" with spectacular deeds. A commentary by Robert MisikMore