Austria to shut seven 'political' mosques and expel imams

Austria to shut seven 'political' mosques and expel imams
 

Austria has announced it will close down seven mosques and expel several imams funded by foreign countries.
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the move was a crackdown on political Islam.
The government says 60 of the 260 imams in Austria are being investigated by the Austrian authorities.
Some mosques are suspected of links to Turkish nationalists. In April images emerged showing children in Turkish army uniforms re-enacting the Battle of Gallipoli during World War One.
Austrian media report that the re-enactment included children playing dead and covered with Turkish flags, inside a mosque... read more

 
8 June 2018 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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