Anime Right News (ARN) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced the closing of 7 Mosques and the expulsion of 60 Turkish Imams in a significant crackdown on political Islam. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogen, someone who is widely believed to be well connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, was reportedly furious with Austria's insolent act of populism and immigration control.
This immoral chancellor has a problem with us".
"He's throwing his weight around and making a scene
This was after an investigation by Austria's religious affairs authority under legislation to regulate Islamic associations brought in recently by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. This was the 'law on Islam' that was passed in 2015 that banned foreign funding of religious groups and was to force Muslims to have a positive view of Austrian state and society. Kurz added that this law had not been enforced enough.
All but one of the mosques affected belong to the Arab Religious Association.
Parallel societies, political Islam and radicalisation have no place in our country
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has made immigration and cracking down on Islam a central theme in his election campaign and seems to be making good on his promises. Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache added that this is just the beginning.
Austria has been hit hard by the migrant crisis of 2015 – 2016 that has seen 150,000 Muslims and Africans seek asylum in a country of only 8.7 million and many more reside illegally.
Marine Le Pen: "Austria takes the lead against political Islam.
They show that "when we want, we can"
Matteo Salvini: "Those who exploit their faith to endanger a country's security should be expelled!"