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

500 To Stand Trial for 2016’s Turkey Coup

After the failed coup last summer in Turkey, many were arrested by police for their attempted overthrow of president Erdogan. On Tuesday, 500 people including army generals and pilots were escorted into a courtroom in Ankara accused of commanding the coup from an airbase in the capital city. Many protesters surrounded the entrance to the courtroom jeering at the accused for killing relatives and demanded … Continue reading 500 To Stand Trial for 2016’s Turkey Coup