A New Islam Law in Austria?

Islam has been an official state-recognized religion in Austria since 1912, when its status was legally established by the Austro-Hungarian Empire. However, although the current law requires that officially-recognized religions not contradict Austrian law, the state has never systematically examined the content of Islamic teachings in order to discover whether Islam is compliant.

All that may be about to change. A revision of the Islamic law has been proposed, and has a good possibility of being passed. Under the terms of the new law, the Koran and the Sunna will be officially translated into German, and the contents scrutinized by the state to determine whether they are in fact compatible with Austrian law.

Vlad Tepes interviewed Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff earlier today about these momentous developments:

4 thoughts on “A New Islam Law in Austria?

  1. Yes, interesting times indeed… although will it be a smooth process of looking at the teachings, and deciding that stoning, fighting, warfare, cutting throats, cursing etc are in fact contrary to Austrian law? somehow I think not. So prepare yourselves for strange delays, Quran translations or even the lawyers finding the text to be entirely consistent with Austrian law!

    Btw, if there’s 500 Salafi kindergartens – then how many kids per year of birth, per kindergarten? 20? 30? If the lower estimate, that gives a minimum of 10,000 Salafi kids per each year of birth in Vienna. Out of, in a city of 2 million, maybe 30,000 kids per year of birth in total? So at least 1 third of the city’s kids are Salafi?! A scary thought…

  2. Interesting times, indeed. And not a moment too soon.

    Perhaps Muslims will repatriate to their native lands or immigrate to IS.

    And it can only happen when Westerners decide that in order to keep their heads they’re going to have to protect both their culture and their laws from politically subversive immigrant groups flying under the protective banner of a religion. Yes, Austria and the rest of the West is going to have to be . . . discriminating in order to survive.

    Now if we could just find a way to thoroughly discredit liberalism and its creed of non-discrimination; on second thought, the bloody fruits of non-discrimination are increasingly apparent in the actions of liberalism’s sinister twin, Islam. Is it too much to hope for that their very alliance has in it the seeds of their mutual defeat?

    • Harriet, the problem isn’t non-discrimination, but the deliberate discrimination in favour of some groups.

  3. I actually phoned one of our ministries here in NZ and asked ‘how can we allow korans to promote domestic violence, when in every other regard NZ is strongly campaigning against domestic violence?’ The guy had no clue what I was talking about. When I read sura 4:34 to him, he said it wasn’t really a threat and they wouldn’t do anything about it.

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