Austria Passes Reforms to 1912 Islam Law

“…The new law, which the Austrian government says could serve as a model for the rest of Europe, seeks to reduce outside meddling by prohibiting foreign funding for mosques, imams and Muslim organizations in Austria. It also stresses that Austrian law must take precedence over Islamic Sharia law for Muslims living in the country.

The Turkish government has expressed outrage at the financing ban, which it says amounts to “Islamophobia.”

“Countries cannot have their own version of Islam. Islam is universal and its sources are clear. … [E]fforts taken by state leaders to create a version of Islam that is particular to their own countries are futile.” — Mehmet Görmez, Head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate.”

  • Blacksmith

    Good for them, however I think this is a case of closing the bard door after the cows are out. Maybe it will help, one can only hope. I am sure the rest of the EU will follow Turkeys lead and scream islamophopia.

  • ontario john

    I’m sure the Western media will declare Austria “homophobic” as well. But don’t worry, if islamic forces threaten our shores one of our Trudeau submarines can now fire a torpedo.

    • Minicapt

      … “Chretien submarines”.


  • pdxnag

    Sharia is not just like another statute for an infidel judge to apply. It includes an Islamic imperative to displace all infidel judges, to erase them from existence. (The enemy has already passed through the front gate.)

    • winniec

      Yep. Let’s turn off the tap.

  • winniec

    It becomes clearer that Erdogan’s Islamofascists want to revive the Ottoman Empire and then take Europe using the fifth column already there.

    • Rosenmops

      Yes. This makes it very clear that Turkey considers the Muslim immigrants in Europe to be invaders and colonists on the frontiers of the new ottoman empire.

    • Linda1000

      Erdogan is correct.

  • tom_billesley

    “Countries cannot have their own version of Islam. Islam is universal …”
    Yep, so Islamic State doesn’t have it’s own version of Islam, does it?

  • moraywatson

    “Countries cannot have their own version of islam. Islam is universal….”
    But then we have B. Hussein Obama telling us that ISIS has nothing to do with islam. Funny that?

  • canminuteman

    Maybe the Austrians will take the hint and kick all turks out of the country.

  • glasnost

    Muslim groups say this is unfair because it casts a “veil of general suspicion” over the entire community.

    Muslim behavior causes the “general suspicion”; the new legislation is a reasonable response.

  • Destroyer-Drone

    This would be a good law, if it were not for this telling little bit of information:

    “The new law, which was passed on February 25, is aimed at integrating Muslims and fighting Islamic radicalism by promoting an “Islam with an Austrian character.”

    Do we really need pointing out how numerous the attempts to create a ‘British’ islam, an “Islam de France” [etc…] over the years have already proven to be an utter failure? Nothing more than an orientalist pipe dream?