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    Austria's Government plans to shut down mosques, expel foreign-funded imams


    Both coalition parties have called for tougher immigration controls and a crackdown on radical Islam.

    Austria's Government plans to shut down seven mosques and expel up to 40 imams in what it says is "just the beginning" of
    a push against Islamist ideology and foreign funding of religious groups.


    Key points:
    • Arab Religious Community and hard-line Turkish nationalist group among targets of crackdown
    • Plans recently announced for banning schoolgirls wearing headscarves
    • "Just the beginning", Vice Chancellor said


    Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the Government was shutting a hard-line Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group
    called the Arab Religious Community that runs six mosques.

    The coalition Government, an alliance of conservatives and the far right, came to power soon after Europe's migration crisis on
    promises to prevent another influx and clamp down on benefits for new immigrants and refugees.


    Austria is home to about 700,000 Muslims

    In campaigning for last year's election, both coalition parties called for tougher immigration controls, quick deportations of asylum seekers
    whose requests are denied and a crackdown on radical Islam.

    The Government recently announced plans to ban girls from wearing headscarves in elementary schools and kindergartens, adding
    to existing restrictions on veils.

    In a previous job as minister in charge of integration, Mr Kurz oversaw the passing of a tough "law on Islam" in 2015, which banned
    foreign funding of religious groups and created a duty for Muslim societies to have, "a positive fundamental view towards [Austria's]
    state and society".

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    British government haven't got the balls to follow suit.

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    ^Ain't that the truth.

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    Softly, softly. I have few problems with closing a radicalised Mosque, or deporting a Hate preacher. But don't tread on people's Freedom of Religion.

    Some of the rhetoric being employed here by Austria's "Far Right" government reeks too much of a certain unpleasant historical memory that every Austrian will surely be aware of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the Government was shutting a hard-line Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group
    called the Arab Religious Community that runs six mosques.
    ...I wonder what the reaction from Turkish/Arab authorities would be if Christian missionaries involved themselves in similar activities in the Muslim world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    British government haven't got the balls to follow suit.
    They'd swoon at the thought!

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    meanwhile in Australia.
    A woman who was gang-raped by four Pakistani-migrant brothers as a 14-year-old girl has launched a petition asking for her attackers to be deported from the country.


    Tegan Wagner, 30, was targeted while at a Sydney house party 16 years ago by the notorious group known as the Ashfield Gang Rapists.


    One of the men, who was 16 years old when he and his brothers went on a gang-raping spree and cannot be named but is known as MMK, did not offer an apology to his victims as he left prison on Thursday.

    Within two years of immigrating from Pakistan the offenders had formed the group and were responsible for a series of violent attacks on at least six girls over a six-month period.


    'In 2002, I was subjected to the most horrifying experience a woman can endure, gang-raped over and over again by four Pakistani brothers, scared they would stab me to death if I did not submit,' Ms Wagner wrote on Change.org.
    Earlier in the evening she had her first kiss with one of the four men while at the house party but when she tried to stop, her ordeal began.


    Two of the brothers sexually assaulted her before threats against her life were made by her third attacker, MMK.
    He was released on parole on Thursday after being handed down a lengthy prison sentence.


    'He arrived in Australia from Pakistan in 2000 and was raping teenage girls within two years but because he was given citizenship before he was caught, our laws mean he gets to stay here,' MS wagner said.


    'I do not want this man and his brothers to live in our beautiful country. They do not deserve it. The law needs to change.'


    Peter Dutton expressed that current laws do not immediately deport criminals with dual-citizenship, but said he supports the legislation changing.


    'If I could kick them out tomorrow, I would. They're horrible individuals,' Mr Dutton told 7 News.


    'I've cancelled the visas of 3500 people who have committed crimes, including 44 people who have committed rape or sexual offences. If I could kick them out of the country tomorrow, I wouldn't hesitate.'






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    ^ That was a well publicized case, indeed (don't see what it has got to do with Austria though). So the then 16 year old perpetrator served 16 years for his crimes, and has recently been released. I'd love to see him deported frankly, but seeing as he became an aussie citizen before the crimes, don't see how.

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    It is only 7 mosques - 7 mosques that have been identified as "political" mosques.

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    Austria to shut seven 'political' mosques and expel imams

    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 Austrian government says 60 of the 260 imams in the country are being investigated, of whom 40 belong to ATIB, an Islamic organisation in Austria close to the Turkish government.

    "Parallel societies, political Islam and radicalisation tendencies have no place in our country," said Chancellor Kurz on Friday.

    The Austrian authorities have been working with a Muslim community body called IGGÖ to identify mosques and imams suspected of radical Islamist or nationalist connections.


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    If only the Aussie government had enough balls. They're too concerned about their public image though, the bunch of politically correct pussies.

    We had one Imam exposed recently for supporting terrorists. Some of the sweeping new powers that governments put through following 9/11 should have included "one strike and you're deported" laws, enforced vigorously and rapidly......so quickly they're left breathless after being dumped in a Middle Eastern desert or the village full of ignorant, inbred hicks that they came from originally.

    So this Austrian move may hopefully stimulate momentum elsewhere.

    In Australia, thankfully any terrorists actually caught are mostly held in one special supermax prison here.....often segregated from each other.
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    Religious freedom to my way of thinking should be contingent on the behavior of the Religion towards others. If they allow freedom of belief I would be inclined to grant it to them. If a religion guaranteed the safety of children in their care I'd be inclined to guarantee the safety of their clergy.

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