The Intercommunal Coordination against Antisemitism and Defamation (CICAD) and the Kantor Center reported two physical assaults, both involving serious injuries. One of the assaults involved a knife and was committed against a man in front of his family, and the other was committed against an assistant rabbi. CICAD reported a further attempted assault with a car against a group of men; one case of graffiti on a bus; and two death threats, one against the Secretary General of CICAD and one against a man in the presence of his family.
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Report Data - Switzerland - 2011
The Turkish Community in Switzerland reported one case of threats against the mayor of Spreitenbach following an interview in which he discussed the positive contributions of the Muslim community in Switzerland. The mayor resigned from his post as a result of the threats.
The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians reported an incident of vandalism of wayside crosses on private property. This vandalism case was also reported by the Holy See.
The Holy See reported the wayside crosses vandalism incident and a case of setting fire to religious objects inside a church. Switzerland verified that both incidents had been investigated by police. The perpetrator responsible for arson inside the church was prosecuted and convicted.