Muslims living in Austria must use German, NO Arabic allowed

anmd1baebcc72094432After banning all foreign investment in mosques and Islamic cultural organizations, Austria has now banned the Arabic language from being used in qurans and by imams in mosques.

Shoebat  The updated “Law on Islam,” which was prepared by the coalition of the Social Democratic Party and the People’s Party, aims to regulate how Islam is managed inside the country, and includes provisions requiring imams to be able to speak German, standardizing the Quran in the German language, and banning Islamic organizations from receiving foreign funding. 

Muslims in Austria protest the new bills
Muslims in Austria protest the new bills

And Turkey’s Islamofascist president, Erdogan is outraged realizing that without reading the Quran in Arabic, Islam becomes invalid since Muslims cannot worship Allah without using the Arabic as required in the Quran. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan strongly criticized Austria on Feb. 28 for approving a controversial bill that revises the status of Muslims in the European country.

Turkey will make every effort to protect Muslims in Austria, especially those of Turkish descent, from being harmed due to a controversial recently approved bill regulating Islam in the country”, Turkey’s EU minister said on Feb. 26.(How about taking them back to Turkey?)  “We cannot accept any harm to Muslims because of this law and we will make every effort to prevent such harm,” Minister Volkan Bozkır told Anadolu Agency during a visit to Finland’s capital, Helsinki.

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Interestingly, the new law is being completely backed by the Catholic Church in Austria, which represents the majority religion — Catholicism — in the country.

The text of the bill aims to promote what conservative Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz called an “Islam of European character” by muting the influence of foreign Muslim nations and organizations. However, the law has generated opposition from several quarters, including Austrian Muslim groups that call it “discrimination” that imposes restrictions on Islam that other religions are not saddled with. 

It also requires the nearly 450 Muslim organisations in the country to demonstrate a “positive approach towards society and the state” in order to continue receiving official licensing.

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