Austria: Muslims to overtake Protestants

Austria's Muslim community continues to grow, and according to a study by the Austrian Society for International Understanding, Islam will overtake Protestantism as the country's second-largest religious group by 2010.

Christian religions had to suffer a massive decline in membership over the last 30 years, the study said. According to the 1971 census 6.49 million Austrians were Catholic. By 2006 that number had shrunk to 5.63 million. The number of Protestants went down by 120,000 to 326,000 faithful during the same period.

At the same time, the number of Muslims in Austria increased 15- fold - from 22,200 in 1971 to around 400,000 in 2006, the study said. Muslims may already be the second largest religious group in Austria, but in absence of precise census data conservative forecasts predict Islam to take over second position by 2010.

In view of these "dramatic developments" the society called for a "re-evangelization" of Europe and increased dialogue with Islam.

Source: EUX TV (English)

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you know the history of Islam, then, you know that it is sad whenever Islam takes over completely. Many grave evils follow: genital mutilations, death by stoning, multiple wives, second class status for women, cutting off limbs, sex craved old Muslim men "marrying" little kiddies against their will, multiple wives, acceptable wife beating, and many more grave injustices. It would have been better if the false prophet, pedophile, child molester Muhammad had never been born. Muhammad "married" little Aisha when the little girl was only six years old. Muhammad "consummated," actually raped little Aisha when the child was only eight years, nine months old. Muhammad, truly an evil man.

jean breban said...

You let them in.

They will kick you out.

Christian Soldier said...

Out with Muslim Slime

gazywazy said...

Grow up you all know its not true, its the American slime thats infecting the real world. you'd see that in history if u open your eyes. All you see is stereotypes developed by power crazed lunatics who are stealing from the rest of the world to feed their fat bellies. And the twat who wrote about aishah and Prophet Muhammed she was 13 and well matured for her age, id like to know where you get your 'facts' from.And rape is when she DOES NOT consent to sex. you dont think do u.wouldn't western scholars have picked up on this if it were true. pathetic attempt on discracing islam.

IknowIsaw said...

Actually, she was 9 when the marriage was consumated. Read the Hadiths and the Qur'an.

As for American slime. I ask you this then. How many Christian Terrorist groups are there currently operating in the world? How many Islamic?

When was the last time you heard or saw a pack of ski-masked Christians grab a Muslim and slit his throat for the cameras? When was the last time you saw a Christian go into a Kabab store with 10 pounds of C4 on him and blow up people?

I'm not going to bother getting into what Mohammad did or did not do...but the Bible, Qur'an, and Torah all say you are not to kill the innocent. Many innocents die..and to kill one is to kill the world.

Anonymous said...

Muhammad did marry Aisha when she was six and consummate the marriage at nine. Read the Koran.
The Koran states very clearly that infidels, non-muslims, should be killed.
Islam is a violent, hating, religion.

newalbion said...

@gazywazy
You disgrace yourself and your religion with your pathetic attempts to defend it. You clearly have no knowledge of the Quran and Hadith otherwise you would know where the facts come from. Ayisha was 9 years old at the time of consummation. You think that raising her age to 13 makes things better? She was married off at the age of six. Even if she was 13 she was still a child and had no choice in the matter. Your trying to justify it makes you as sick as Mohammed (piss be upon him).

Melissa in NorCal said...

Muslim (8:3309) - Muhammad married Aisha at the age of nine.

Sorry Gazywazy. Where the hell are you getting your information from? We didn't write your filthy book. American slime? Sometimes I wish we were more slimey. We give billions in aid to those who would like nothing better than to have us gone. You sir, are an ass!

gazywazy said...

wow what a response, and with such anger 2. Your entitled to your opinion but you got 2 admit Americas really messed up the world. as soon as you hear the word terrorist u automatically think muslim, havent you ever wondered why? as to the one who remarked on the Islam being brutal etc, look at what America is doing forcing its people into army by poverty (watch fareinheit 9/11). Do you even know a Muslim? I dont wana acuse certain religions of being terrorists but KKK was a big one. Ask yourselves this why did the evngelical church of America print a false copy of the Qur'an and distribute it among the poor claiming it to be legit? Envious bastards thats why. You only have the orientalist point of view thats why your so narrow minded open your eyes!!!
Aparthied in Africa, why the hell have the 'developed world' disabled the African people? they steal thier land take their raw materials and pay them pennies for thier efforts and then tell em f off their own land. i could go on forever. but looks like i will just so you guys can see.

Anonymous said...

Ten Obvious Reasons Why
Islam is NOT a Religion of Peace


#1 10,000 deadly terror attacks committed explicitly in the name of Islam in just the last six years. (Other religions combined for perhaps a dozen or so).


#2 Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, had people killed for insulting him or criticizing his religion. This included women. Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.


#3 Muhammad said in many places that he has been "ordered by Allah to fight men until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger." In the last nine years of his life, he ordered no less than 65 military campaigns to do exactly that.

Muhammad inspired his men to war with the basest of motives, using captured loot, sex and a gluttonous paradise as incentives. He beheaded captives, enslaved children and raped women captured in battle. Again, Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.



#4 After Muhammad died, the people who lived with him, and knew his religion best, immediately fell into war with each other.

Muhammad's favorite daughter, Fatima, and her husband, Ali (the second convert to Islam, who was raised like a son to Muhammad) fought a war against an army raised by Aisha, Muhammad's favorite wife - and one whom he had said was the "perfect woman."

Not only was her husband, Ali, eventually murdered, but Fatima (who survived the early years at Mecca safe and sound) died of stress from the persecution of fellow Muslims only three months after her father died.

Three of the first four Muslim rulers (caliphs) were murdered. All of them were among Muhammad's closest companions. The third caliph was killed by the son of the first. The fourth caliph was killed by the fifth, who subsequently poisoned one of Muhammad's two favorite grandsons. Muhammad's other grandson was later beheaded by the sixth caliph.

Within 50 years, the Kaaba, which had stood for centuries under pagan religion, lay in ruins from internal Muslim war.



#5 Muhammad directed Muslims to wage war on other religions and bring them under submission to Islam. Within the first few decades following his death, his Arabian companions invaded and conquered Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Zoroastrian lands.


#6 Muslims continued their Jihad against other religions for 1400 years, checked only by the ability of non-Muslims to defend themselves. To this day, not a week goes by that Islamic fundamentalists do not attempt to kill Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists explicitly in the name of Allah.

None of these other religions are at war with each other.



#7 Islam is the only religion that has to retain its membership by threatening to kill anyone who leaves. This is according to the example set by Muhammad.


#8 Islam teaches that non-Muslims are less than fully human. Muhammad said that Muslims can be put to death for murder, but that a Muslim could never be put to death for killing a non-Muslim.


#9
The Qur'an never once speaks of Allah's love for non-Muslims, but it speaks of Allah's cruelty toward and hatred of non-Muslims more than 500 times.


#10

"Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!"

(The last words from the cockpit of Flight 93)

Anonymous said...

Muhammad married Aisha when she was 6 and consummated the marriage when she was 9.
This was not for want of trying. Because he was unable to penetrate Aisha he practised 'thighing' this is masturbating between her legs.

Islam beggars belief. Muhammad must be the most immoral man who ever existed and muslims exalt him and are told to emuilate him. It is no wonder Islam is compared to nazism. Both are amoral.

http://au.answers.yahoo.com/answers2/frontend.php/question?qid=20071207135840AAxAmsS

Anonymous said...

What is more threatenting to the planet at this time? Global warming or islam? Well as the planet heats up, there will be less reaources in the Middle East which is mainly dessert. The Muslims will become more hostile. Iran will eventually give Hezbollah some type of nuclear material/ device.

From Iran said...

Moslem fellow getting some number from here and there to put a nice cover over a savage and backwarded idealogy.the decrease in number of christians are due to the fact that people are more enlightened and don't see the releigion as a solution for problems of a civilized society. the increase in the number of moslem in Europe is due to the need for labore force,and this is provided by poor moslem that are closet labore pool.Another factor is the lack of choice in Moslem families. the poor boy or girls of a moslem family is facing death by his imidiate family member if he or she finds that Islam is not good for him/her.Moslem fellow has the habit of getting excited too easily and too often, these are to be considered and not be prode of.

Potz said...

Why don't the Europeans stick together and keep both the septics and the muslims out. There is so much useless European policy being decided in Brussels - instead they could close Europe's borders to ALL muslims (and not accept muslim countries into the EU) and distance themselves from the US (foreign policy). Christian fundamentalism is just as dangerous a muslim or jewish fundamentalism and to be quite honest: IMVHO Europeans should reject the jewish-christian god in favour of the old beliefs.

Anonymous said...

It seems such a shame that after all the suffering of WW2. The powers that be have still not realised that multiculturism ends in tears. How long before there is another european purge.

ancestral_m said...

Islam is like the Ark of Noah. Whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned.

to ask any question:

ancestral_m@yahoo.com
ancestral_m1@hotmail.com

hallum said...

Take a look Malmö. Rosengård in Sweden - safe place to work and live...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0nKZg4u6Eo

Farah said...

I've never felt sorry on the humanity as much as I was surprisingly reading this!!!!
I thought the educated, open minded, "modern" world means more understanding, thoughtfullness & respect!!!!
Most of what you were saying about prophet Muhammad was related to certain specific circumstances that do not apply to our current world.
Does the medieval ways of torturing are still applied in our current times?????
Another thing, if you agree on judjing chirstianity or other religions while looking at couples having sex in the middle of the streets, or drinking till fainting & ending up in a stranger's bed, I can agree with you on judjing on islam when looking at terrorists killing innocents in the name of islam.
All religions have extremists that ruin their image.
We should look at all religions as a divine way to live better & improve lives. no matter what we see from its practitioners.

let us worry more about unifying points of view instead of digging in our positions.

hope you've changed your minds from the day this was posted till now.

Thank you.

Rich said...

well i will suppress for now the religion argument and discuss some terrible crimes that took place in Austria and considered as major one in all history.

1- in 2008, An Austrian father has abused his daughter from age 11 and locked her up in a basement for 24 years and not only that indeed the ill father considered her as sex slave where he fathered 7 children from her in the cellar. this horrible case continued and the father killed twin babies in the cellar too after rapping his daughter without any mercy. The worst yet to come when he confessed to a psychiatrist "I could have behaved a lot worse than locking up my daughter.". So the purpose behind telling this story is the following: can we state that all Austrian are emotionally handicap? can we declare that Austrian society faces severe combined personality disorder and sexual disorder?

2- in 2006, woman jailed for baby murders. "can we say that woman in austria are also insane?"

3- In 2006, British historian David Irving has been found guilty in Vienna of denying the Holocaust of European Jewry and sentenced to three years in prison. so what racism is it? and what kind of freedom of speech?

3- In 2003, 'Mona Lisa of sculptures' has been stolen from vienna's art of museum. The museum director said Cellini's piece was the sculpture equivalent of Leonardo da Vinci's 16th Century masterpiece painting the Mona Lisa. and the strange about this theft that alarms didn't go off!!!...so can we deduce that austrian people are not civilized, against art and barbarian??!!

4- In 2001, Anthrax at US embassy in Vienna found in mails. again can can we judge that austria encourages terrorist and support them?

Rich said...

Back to the religion argument, also i can state the following:

1- The marriage of Jesus: His wife was Mary Magdalene. When Luke 8:2 says that seven demons had gone out of her, it simply means that when she married Jesus, she ceased being under the authority of Judas Iscariot, the militant successor of Judas the Galilean.One of the reasons for accepting that Mary Magdalene was the wife of Jesus is in the Gospel of Philip, a treatise in the Nag Hammadi codices found in Upper Egypt in 1945. It is a book that can be shown to come from the 1st century - the opinion that it is from later centuries disregards some of its own evidence. It contains the passages: "There were three who always walked with the lord: Mary his mother and her sister and Magdalene, the one who was called his companion.... And the companion of the [Saviour was ] Mary Magdalene. [He loved] her more than [all] the disciples [and used to] kiss her [often] on her [mouth]. The rest of [the disciples] said to him, 'Why do you love her more than all of us?' " A son was conceived in September 36 AD and born in June 37 AD (Acts 6:7). He was the crown prince of the David line through Jesus.

SO after this story should i argue whether it's valid or not? or could Jesus Christ really had changed the humanity through GOD words and the 10 biblical commandments?

Rich said...

2- As for woman in islam:

2.1 As wife

Marriage in Islam is based on mutual peace, love, and compassion, and not just the mere satisfying of human sexual desire. Among the most impressive verses in the Quran about marriage is the following:

“And of His signs is: that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” (Quran 30:21, see also 42:11 and 2:228)

2.2 As daughter

The Quran ended the cruel practice of female infanticide, which was before Islam. God has said:

“And when the girl (who was) buried alive is asked, for what sin she was killed.” (Quran 81:8-9)

2.3 As mother

The Quran elevates kindness to parents (especially mothers) to a status second to the worship of God:

“Your Lord has commanded that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to your parents. If one of them or both of them reach old age with you, do not say to them a word of disrespect, or scold them, but say a generous word to them. And act humbly to them in mercy, and say, ‘My Lord, have mercy on them, since they cared for me when I was small.’” (Quran 17:23-24, see also 31:14, 46:15, and 29:8)

2.4 As sister in faith (In general)

As a Sister in Faith (In General):

(1) According to the Prophet Muhammad’s sayings: “women are but shaqa’iq (twin halves or sisters) of men.” This saying is a profound statement that directly relates to the issue of human equality between the genders. If the first meaning of the Arabic word shaqa’iq, “twin halves,” is adopted, it means that the male is worth one half (of society), while the female is worth the other half. If the second meaning, “sisters,” is adopted, it implies the same.

From legal and political view: Equality before the Law. Both genders are entitled to equality before the Law and courts of Law. Justice is genderless (see the Quran 5:38, 24:2, and 5:45). Women do possess an independent legal entity in financial and
other matters.

3- As for terrorism: it's good to mention that Islam could cross the continents through the right practice of Quran versus and Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) speech. For example Spain lately known as Andalusia the Muslim traders was perfect role models for spreading justice, honesty, and virtues while making business deals which influenced and caused a lot of local merchants to convert to Islam willingly.

At the end, i ask you to revise your primary knowledge and think as human beings that exist, live and share the resources on this planet earth. are you willing to live, consume and play in this world as kids do?? or build and cultivate a promising future that challenges the greenhouse effect, the lack in energy, the lack in water, the lack in biodiversity, the raw material, the disintegration, the death of millions of kids in Africa, and more yet to come...

Either to establish medium of connectivity, way of communication or die trying...

Thanks