Austria to shut seven ‘political’ mosques and expel imams

Source: BBC News

Austria has said it will close down seven mosques and expel imams who it says are funded by foreign countries.


Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the move was a crackdown on political Islam.

Some mosques are suspected of having links to Turkish nationalists. In April images emerged showing children in Turkish army uniforms re-enacting the World War One Battle of Gallipoli.

The Turkish president’s office called Austria’s move “Islamophobic, racist and discriminatory”.

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  1. Just to mention: All authorities know that the Imams of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are ‘no problem’. Also in Switzerland for instance all five Imams have Swiss passports, having grown up in Switzerland. Furthermore all activities are funded by collections from members in Switzerland.

  2. On the other hand: Why should children not ‘re-enact’ a Turkish battle? It is part of their history. Why do Europeans have to be still scared of the Ottomans?

  3. Rafiq—I am so sure that if Ahmadiyaa or TMT still do not respect the freedom of expression or my comment, the persecuting ahmadiyya will not end — because TMT is double standar.

    One hand TMT Ammadiyah) claim to respect different belief and religion and freedom of expression— another hand TMT do not respect my comment, very sad.

    That is why Muslim can live in peace. Muslim follow some commandment and reject the rest—

    Hopefully TMT ahmadiyya obey Human Right, freedom of religion and expression. May God bless TMT ahmadiyya Amen

    All love ❤️

    • Wow ! You really think that the ‘feud’ between you and me will have any influence on the greater picture of the Ahmadiyya Persecution? You really have a lot of ‘self-confidence’ … Wow !

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