News inform us that Austria, whose origins date from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, has revamped a century old “Islam Law,” that existed based on the fact that some its regions practiced the Islamic faith.

In fact the original law  passed in 1912, sought to integrate thousands of Muslims who officially came under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Empire following the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1908.


After the end of World War II, such law became obsolete because of the germanic nature of the country that won its independence from the empire.

However, as the century changed, the natural Islamic demographic percentage in Austria also metamorphosed into an almost 7% of the made out of Islamic adherents.

It is a lot for a country with a roughly8.5 million population.  Multiplications and additions will show a bleak future with ever growing Muslim demographics, a real threat to what is left from the Austro-Hungarian empire.

Authorities recently decided to improve the already existing Islam law, but they have rather  improved Islam’s presence in Austrian life.

That is an amazing feat given the national attitude towards foreigners, not welcoming, apprehensive, which I personally experienced during my years living in Vienna where I polished my German studies.

Nonetheless, no one could deny the tender affinity Austrian-born Nazi Führer Adolf Hitler had for the Mufti of Jerusalem, which could in principle explain the longevity of the Austrian-Muslim love relationship.

As such, they have given Muslims more legal rights  while trying to take precautions to protect the population in the future.

What many lawmakers forget is that theirs is only a political band-aid and that the solution they have found is only momentary, while leaving up to next generations one of the gravest problems any group of elders have passed to posterity.

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  • Posted: April 11, 2015 18:47

    Frank Alexander

    Vienna [and Europe] has lost its nerve, the direct result of WWI. They even forget: (Note the date Sep 11...) The Battle of Vienna (German: Schlacht am Kahlen Berge or Kahlenberg; Polish: bitwa pod Wiedniem or odsiecz wiedeńska; Modern Turkish: İkinci Viyana Kuşatması, Ottoman Turkish: Beç Ḳalʿası Muḥāṣarası) is a battle that took place on 11 September 1683 after the imperial city of Vienna had been besieged by the Ottoman Empire for two months. The battle was fought by the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation in league with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Holy League) against the invading Muslim Ottoman Empire and chiefdoms of the Ottoman Empire, and took place at Kahlenberg Mountain near Vienna. The battle marked the first time Poland and the Holy Roman Empire had cooperated militarily against the Turks, and it is often seen as a turning point in history, after which "the Ottoman Turks ceased to be a menace to the Christian world". In the ensuing war that lasted until 1698, the Turks lost almost all of Hungary to the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I.
    • Posted: April 11, 2015 21:08

      Eliana Benador

      I agree that Vienna and Europe at large have lost it, but it's a result of a long standing leftisation and their quest for globalisation. They are doomed.