Geneva today is a product of the best of its history, drawing on its many cultural influences and providing a refuge of peace that serves as a model for the rest of the world.
Islam was virtually absent from Switzerland until the 20th century. It emerged with the beginning of significant immigration to Europe, after World War II. The first mosque was built in Zürich in 1963 by the Ahmadiyya community.
Muslim presence during the 1950s and 1960s was mostly due to the presence of international diplomats and Saudi tourists in Geneva which is a real hub for tourism due to it’s incredible Halal friendliness.