Austria

Banning the veil isn’t freedom

I was greatly grieved to hear of the full-face veil ban being criminalised in Austria. It is estimated that of the nearly 9 million people of Austria, this will actually apply to a mere 150 women. Certainly forcefully removing the garment from these 150 women will not solve Austria’s problems. […]

Austria to shut Islamic Kindergartens

Source: abna24.com Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has called for the shutting down of Islamic kindergartens in the country. The comment was made at a public event set up by Kurier newspaper. “Of course, we don’t need them. There should be no Islamic kindergartens,” Kurz said when asked whether he […]

Austria’s full-face veil ban is a kneejerk reaction to the rise of the far right

theguardian: by Julia Ebner — In the hope of preserving the status quo the government is enacting a symbolic policy that feeds into identity wars between Muslim and non-Muslim   ‘The policy ultimately risks normalising far-right rhetoric, validating populist party programmes and empowering Austrian identity movements by demonising Muslim communities.’ […]

Fear of Islamism in Vienna

 BY TAREK FATAH, TORONTO SUN TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016 Muslims pray during a protest in front of the U.S. embassy on September 22, 2012 in Vienna. (DIETER NAGL/AFP/GettyImages) Article https://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?action=recommend&app_id=162622253780945&channel=http%3A%2F%2Fstaticxx.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter.php%3Fversion%3D42%23cb%3Df7bb6d97516b7%26domain%3Dwww.torontosun.com%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.torontosun.com%252Ff4fc3fb21165%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=190&href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.torontosun.com%2F2016%2F05%2F31%2Ffear-of-islamism-in-vienna%3Ftoken%3D51733cd0e3dbf94b9861cb8bd120616e&layout=button_count&locale=en_US&sdk=joey&share=false&show_faces=false http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.39afe30e4ea19923747f60ae86f0f1e8.en.html#dnt=false&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.torontosun.com%2F2016%2F05%2F31%2Ffear-of-islamism-in-vienna%3Ftoken%3D51733cd0e3dbf94b9861cb8bd120616e%26utm_source%3DaddThis%26utm_medium%3Daddthis_button_gmail%26utm_campaign%3DFear%2Bof%2BIslamism%2Bin%2BVienna%2B%257C%2BFatah%2B%257C%2BColumnists%2B%257C%2BOpinion%2B%257C%2BToronto%2BSun%23.V05PkPaiWDI.gmail&size=m&text=Fear%20of%20Islamism%20in%20Vienna%20%7C%20Fatah%20%7C%20Columnists%20%7C%20Opinion%20%7C%20Toronto%20Sun&time=1464798365167&type=share&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.torontosun.com%2F2016%2F05%2F31%2Ffear-of-islamism-in-vienna%3Ftoken%3D51733cd0e3dbf94b9861cb8bd120616e https://apis.google.com/u/0/se/0/_/+1/fastbutton?usegapi=1&size=medium&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.torontosun.com&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.torontosun.com%2F2016%2F05%2F31%2Ffear-of-islamism-in-vienna%3Ftoken%3D51733cd0e3dbf94b9861cb8bd120616e&gsrc=3p&ic=1&jsh=m%3B%2F_%2Fscs%2Fapps-static%2F_%2Fjs%2Fk%3Doz.gapi.en.xy89OxEVWPY.O%2Fm%3D__features__%2Fam%3DAQ%2Frt%3Dj%2Fd%3D1%2Frs%3DAGLTcCOmpuqbTKRzoDhewE6nBmjsxTNbeA#_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart%2Concircled%2Cdrefresh%2Cerefresh&id=I0_1464798364863&parent=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.torontosun.com&pfname=&rpctoken=75273471 Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error It was on 9/11, but not in 2001 […]

Neo-Nazi arrested after asylum-seeker threats

Photo: BMI, Gregor Wenda Neo-Nazi arrested after asylum-seeker threats The Local/AFP · 29 May 2016, 20:46 Published: 29 May 2016 20:46 GMT+02:00 Austrian police commandos have arrested a suspected neo-Nazi who allegedly threatened to massacre asylum-seekers, recovering several weapons and ammunition at his home, police said Sunday. The 20-year-old “repeatedly […]