Austria: In a bid to regulate the growing hardcore Islamic radicalism in the country, Austria’s Parliament passed a law to regulate the way Islam is administered. The new law singles out the Muslim minority.
The “Law on Islam” bans foreign funding for Islamic organizations and requires any group claiming to represent Austrian Muslims to submit and use a standardized German translation of the Quran.
The Law met little resistance from the overwhelmingly Christian dominated country and was backed by Austria’s Catholic bishops and was grudgingly accepted by the main Muslim organization IGGIO. The youth arm of the organization opposed it, as did the Turkish-financed Turkish-Islamic Union in Austria (ATIB).