Inside the rich European village where Muslism migrants are TOTALLY BANNED…they happily paid a fine instead
- Picture postcard village of Oberwil-Lieli, 10 miles outside Zurich, has 2,200 residents, 300 of which are millionaires
- Swiss government forcing 26 counties to accept migrant quota to deliver on promise to take 50,000 across country
- But the wealthy residents of Oberwil-Lieli held a referendum on May and voted not to accept their ten migrant quota
- Instead they voted by narrow margin of 52 per cent to 48 to reject the refugees and instead pay a fine of £200,000
- Decision was made over fears women at risk of Cologne-style sex attacks and would spoil their peaceful way of life
- But move has polarised opinion with some residents saying they are embarrassed and have called the vote ‘racist’
One of Europe’s wealthiest villages is refusing to accept any asylum seekers – and has instead voted to pay a fine of £200,000.
Fears women and children could be at risk from sex attacks as well as the disruption to their peaceful way of life has led the super-rich of Switzerland’s alpine resort of Oberwil-Lieli to vote ‘no’ in a referendum to accept just ten migrants.
The picturesque village, where 300 millionaires make up 2,200 population, they all used their financial muscle to reject a Government imposed quota.
Some of Oberwil-Lieli’s wealthiest residents even offered to personally foot part of the fine being imposed by the Swiss authorities for refusing to house refugees.
‘We do not want them here it is as simple as that,’ one resident of the village told MailOnline.
‘We have worked hard all our lives and have a lovely village that we do not want it spoiled. We are not suited to take in refugees. They would not fit in here.’
Surrounded by lush green pastures and with stunning views of the snow-capped Alps in the distance, the twin villages of Oberwil and Lieli would not look out of place on the front of a box of chocolates.
Alpine style chalets and modern glass fronted homes make it one of the most desirable – and expensive – places to live in Switzerland.
The roads are spotlessly clean, gardens are immaculately kept and despite its proximity to the country’s major city Zurich of 10 miles there is little traffic.
Add a zero crime rate and it is not hard to see why homes in the villages cost upwards of £1million with many others worth three times as much.
It is this idyll that villagers, a mixture of retirees and young families, voted to keep fearing an influx of migrants would change their way of life.
On May 1, in a first for anywhere in Europe, the residents voted by a narrow margin to keep asylum seekers out.
It has led to a division in the town and severely tested friendships among the residents who have been called racist by human rights groups like Amnesty International who were stunned by the vote.
Although not part of the European
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