Friday, 8 June 2018

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 World War One's Battle of Gallipoli.


The Turkish president's office called Austria's move "Islamophobic, racist and discriminatory".






BBC     News.