Austria passes new law in attempt to slow Muslim radicalization; Imams must speak German

They want Muslim Imams in Austria to speak German and they want a prohibition on foreign funds coming in to the 400-plus Islamic organizations operating in the country.

And, get this!  58% of Austrians think “radicalization” of the country’s Muslim population is underway.  (only 58%!)

Muslim asylum seekers camp in Vienna church. http://presstv.com/detail/2013/11/24/336332/refugees-in-austria-making-their-voices-heard-for-first-time-in-history/

They better slow Muslim immigration while they are at it!  Or, no German language requirement is going to help them!

From Al Jazeera:

Austria’s parliament has passed a bill amending historical laws on Muslim organisations which will ban foreign sources of financing and require imams to be able to speak German.

The text aims to promote what conservative Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz called an “Islam of European character” by muting the influence of foreign Muslim nations and organisations, and offering Austrian Muslims a mix of increased rights and obligations in practising their faith in the central European country.

However, the law has generated opposition from several quarters, including Austrian Muslim groups that call it “discrimination” that imposes restrictions on Islam that other religions are not saddled with.

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The passing of the law comes amid estimates indicating about 200 people from Austria – including women and minors – have gone to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

A poll published by the OGM institute on Tuesday found 58 percent of Austrians feeling “radicalisation” of the nation’s Muslims was underway.

The legislation bans Islamic cultural organisations and imams in Austria from receiving funding from abroad.

You can read it all here.

One more story for our ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive.

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