Can't say I am feeling any sympathy for the Muslims concerned:
The Central Islamic Council of Switzerland accused the authorities ofIt's only a handshake, for goodness sake.
"grossly overstepping their competency," saying such measures won't help
integration but rather contribute to a feeling of alienation among
Muslims. The council said it would take legal action against any effort
to apply the sanctions, and ignore any fines.
Update: mind you, ultra Orthodox Jews can be unreasonable about the proximity to women, too:
In a similar case based on religious beliefs, media reports said an 81-year-old Jewish lawyer is suing the Israeli airline El Al after being asked to move on a New York- Tel Aviv flight in December when an ultra-orthodox Jewish man objected to sitting next to her.