According to Saïda Keller-Messahli, Swiss authorities and politicians are naive when it comes to identifying ties between Islamic fanatics in Switzerland and abroad.

In an interview with the paper NZZ am Sonntag on Sunday, the founder and president of The Forum for a Progressive Islam called radical preachers "fire accelerators" as they provide the spiritual justification for the use of violence.  She said that the majority of Swiss mosques are conservative and their imams Islamist because of foreign support, even though most Swiss Muslims do not identify with this ideology.

She blamed the activities of the Muslim World League, led by Saudi Arabia, for the spread of Salafist literature in Swiss mosques and prisons, as well as financing mosques, Koran schools and imams to spread conservative ideology.

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