Austria to Close Seven ‘Political’ Mosques and Expel Imams

Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz, leader of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), announced on Friday that Austria would shut down seven mosques and kick out Imams who are funded by foreign countries. Kurz’s decision was prompted by several children’s reenactment of the Battle of Gallipoli in a mosque while wearing Turkish military uniforms. “Parallel societies, political Islam, and radicalization tendencies have no place in our country,” … Continue reading Austria to Close Seven ‘Political’ Mosques and Expel Imams

E.U. Court Ruling Reinforces Dublin Agreement

The E.U.’s top court has upheld the right of member states to deport asylum-seekers to the first E.U. country they enter. This ruling reinforces the Dublin Agreement which states that, the first country that a refugee steps in is responsible for the asylum of that refugee. The Dublin Agreement has placed a heavy burden on countries like Italy, Croatia and Greece who are responsible for … Continue reading E.U. Court Ruling Reinforces Dublin Agreement