In a surprising turn of events, Austria has announced that it will close down 7 mosques and expel some imams who are being funded by foreign countries.
Chancellor of the country, Sebastian Kurz said the move became necessary in a bid to halt the widespread of political Islam.
He further noted that some mosques are suspected of having links to terrorism related countries. The Turkish president’s office has described Austria’s move “Islamophobic, racist and discriminatory”. The Presidential media aide, Ibrahim Kalin took to social media to condemn the move. See his tweet below:
1/Austria’s decision to close seven mosques and expel imams is a reflection of the Islamophobic, racist and discriminatory wave in this country. It is an attempt to target Muslim communities for the sake of scoring cheap political points.
— Ibrahim Kalin (@ikalin1) June 8, 2018
The Austrian government claimed that 60 of the 260 imams in the country are currently being investigated.
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