The Islamic community of Austria criticized the idea of foreign Ministry to close Muslim kindergartens

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Streicheleinheiten in fotobounce refugees from the Middle East to the railway station Westbahnhof in Vienna. Archival photo.The Islamic community of Austria criticized the idea of foreign Ministry to close Muslim kindergartens© RIA Novosti / Sergey Streicheleinheiten the image Bank

The Islamic community of Austria is outraged by the statements of the Minister of foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz, requiring close Muslim kindergartens in the Republic.

Yesterday in a speech at the discussion club organized by the newspaper Kurier, the question of the existence of such gardens, Kurtz replied: «They are not needed. Muslim kindergartens should not exist». He explained that such institutions are isolated, both culturally and linguistically.

«We, as the Islamic religious community, do not consider it sensible and acceptable, why is the Minister Kurtz makes such statements and increases the mistrust of the majority population,» — said RIA Novosti in the Austrian organizations.

In the community are confident that the Minister would have to be «open to the concerns and needs of Muslims and to take them seriously, that will be important for the coexistence of».

«The closure of kindergartens is not a solution to the problem. Necessary measures of public support, and not inciting fear arguments, since they only contribute to Islamophobia and alienation against the Muslims»,- added in the community.

Europe is experiencing the most serious since the Second world war, the migration crisis, caused primarily next to armed conflicts and economic problems in the Middle East and North Africa.

Kurtz said previously about the necessity of closing the Muslim kindergartens. In particular, such a statement he did in 2015, when a wave of migrants to Europe were particularly strong. The Minister is the author of the recently officially entered into force of the integration act, under which migrants will be required to undergo in Austria German language courses, they are forbidden to wear fully covering the body and head of the Muslim clothes and spread of the Salafi interpretation of the Koran.

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