No assimilation here:
CBN News/via Islamization Watch
Erdogan the Turkish PM has recently repeated his call to Turks living in the EU not to assimilate and has added that EU Turkish officials and community leaders should work to promote the interests of the Turkish government. Now the area where this Austrian mosque has been built is showing the same signs of developing into the aggressive no-go areas that are popping up across Europe ~ where significant numbers of Muslims live.
Muslim immigration is clearly changing the face of Europe in places like London, Amsterdam, and Brussels. Austria is no exception. Â It’s largest city, Vienna, has seen a large influx of Turkish Muslims in recent years. But this growing influence isn’t limited to big cities.
CBN News recently traveled to one small town in Austria where residents are up in arms over the newest local attraction: a multi-million dollar Islamic center.
Big Changes for a Small Town
Bad Voslau is a very traditional Austrian town of about 11,000 people, located just outside Vienna. It is probably the last place you’d expect a state-of-the-art Islamic center to pop up.
But that’s exactly what happened recently. The Islamic Cultural Center of Bad Voslau opened in October 2009 in the middle of a heavily Turkish neighborhood.
Now, tiny Bad Voslau has become an unlikely flashpoint for the larger culture clash of Islam in Europe.
“There was a prayer room here in Bad Voslau,” Mayor Christoph Prinz said. “It was old and didn’t meet their needs, so they planned a new building.”
Prinz told CBN News that Turkish community leaders first approached him about building the center in 2006. About 900 Turkish Muslims live in Bad Voslau — close to 10 percent of the total population.
“We had a process, a mediation for about two years,” Prinz explained. “And in this process we tried to bring in all the opinions and different aspects of such a building.”