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