Anti-Islam to Soldier of Islam

Born in Bulle, Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland, a well-known politician, Daniel Streich was member of the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) and a well-known politician, being founding member and president of the Gruyères section of the party from 2003 to 2007. He was a devout Catholic and used to attend Church regularly.

Daniel Streich was the first man who had launched a drive for imposition of ban on mosques minarets, and to lock the mosques in Switzerland. He propagated his anti-Islamic movement far and wide in the country, sowed seeds of indignation and scorn for Islam among the people, and paved way for public opinion against pulpits and minarets of mosques.

He resigned from his presidency in June 2007 citing his discomfort with certain “extremist” positions of the party, especially the campaign to ban nationwide the construction of new minarets stating that he had “many Muslim friends”. Later Daniel Streich left the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) in protest against their campaign for the impending referendum of 29 November 2009.

The proclamation of his conversion to Islam, which he made public in early November, 2009, created furor in Swiss politics, besides causing a tremor for those who supported ban on construction of mosques minarets. One of his given explanations on this conversion is that this newly discovered religion offered him “logical answers to important life questions”.

Daniel Streich’s case was reported by the most read daily newspaper in Switzerland – 20 Minuten on 23 November, 2009 and the story was picked up by the tabloid newspaper Blick on the following day.

Now Daniel Streich has become a soldier of Islam and is ashamed of his doings. He desires to construct the most beautiful mosque of Europe in Switzerland.

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