A tad too little too late though perhaps?
As a conservative civil libertarian, (on the issue of speaking a foreign language) I look at this in the same light as Abraham Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus during the US Civil War, a necessary evil in a time of extreme evil.
Swiss Parliament Votes to Ban Foreign-Funded Mosques and Arabic Preaching
Switzerland’s legislature has voted to ban the foreign funding of mosques, including from Saudi Arabia, as well as to force mosques to use local languages instead of Arabic or other foreign tongues.
The Swiss National Council, the parliament’s lower house, voted by a narrow majority to ban the financing of mosques from abroad and for generally increasing the transparency of how mosques are funded.
If the law passes the Senate, individual mosques will need to declare who they are backed by as well as preach in one of Switzerland’s official languages, namely German, French, Italian, or Romansch, Neue Zuercher Zeitung reports.
The vote took place on Tuesday, and according to the Federal Assembly’s website, 94 members of the parliament voted in favour, and 89 voted against.
The new law is said to be inspired by a similar law enacted in Austria in 2015, which was designed to encourage a distinctly “European Islam” and to deter radicalisation and foreign influence on the nation’s Muslims.