Head of Swiss Migration Office says Muslim converts are potential terrorists

Alard du Bois-ReymondSome young Swiss converts to Islam are a potential threat to the country’s security, according to the head of the Migration Office.

Alard du Bois-Reymond was speaking about the Central Islamic Council (IZRS), founded by young converts in the western town of Biel. The group strongly denies his assertion.

Du Bois-Reymond told the German-language newspaper NZZ am Sonntag that such converts include people who want a “radically different society” and pointed to examples in Britain and Germany where such demands had provided “fertile ground for potential terrorists”.

Swissinfo, 17 April 2010

But don’t get the idea that du Bois-Reymond is simply anti-Muslim. He also believes that asylum seekers from Nigeria have come to Switzerland in order to carry out criminal activities.