Austria: Majority against more minarets

Austria: Majority against more minarets

On the other hand, a poll several months ago showed that a clear majority opposed a minaret ban.

Via Austrian Times:

Most Austrians are against the construction of additional minarets, according to a poll.

Viennese research agency Karmasin said today (Mon) 52 per cent opposed calls for further mosques with the distinctive minarets. Magazine profil reports that 35 per cent of Austrians questioned for the study backed the additional constructions, while 13 per cent did not want to gave their opinion.

There are just three mosques with minarets in Austria – in Vienna, Telfs in Tyrol and Bad Vöslau in Lower Austria – but Austrian Islamic Denomination (IGGiÖ) head Anas Schakfeh’s call for a "visible" mosque in all nine provincial capitals started a heated debate recently.