Today the UK Independent has an article titled “Switzerland: Europe’s heart of darkness?” suggesting this threat has earned the Left’s attention:
Switzerland is known as a haven of peace and neutrality. But today it is home to a new extremism that has alarmed the United Nations. Proposals for draconian new laws that target the country’s immigrants have been condemned as unjust and racist. A poster campaign, the work of its leading political party, is decried as xenophobic. Has Switzerland become Europe’s heart of darkness?
[…] With a general election due next month, (the Swiss People’s Party, or SVP) has launched a twofold campaign which has caused the UN’s special rapporteur on racism to ask for an official explanation from the government.
[…] And it is all so worrying to human rights campaigners that the UN special rapporteur on racism, Doudou Diène, warned earlier this year that a “racist and xenophobic dynamic” which used to be the province of the far right is now becoming a regular part of the democratic system in Switzerland.
The SVP poster the UN is springboarding its open-borders propaganda from illustrates three white sheep booting a black sheep out of Switzerland. […] But […] the UN itself is guilty of using racist imagery to stir up animosity against Danes […] The UN’s multilateral meddling ought to help wake the Swiss up to the dangers of becoming enmeshed with transnational, anti-democratic organizations like the EU.