Swiss Islamic Shura Council warned against the repercussion of a proposal made by the German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere to confiscate ID cards of the country's suspected terrorists in order to prevent them from traveling to Syria and Iraq to fight for the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

The Media spokesman of the Council Qaasim Illi told KUNA, Tuesday, that the suggestion "brings to mind what Nazi Germany did to the Jews which is very disturbing." He added that this move might create new facets of racism against Muslims in Switzerland and the whole West.

He pointed out that the Swiss Islamic Shura Council understands where this suggestion stems from and how the European authorities are striving to deal with potential Islamic extremists and how they don't want to be part of exporting such terrorism.

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