Vienna: FPÖ boss wants minarets referendum

Vienna: FPÖ boss wants minarets referendum

(Vienna Mosque, Wikipedia)

Via Austrian Times:

Freedom Party (FPÖ) leader Heinz-Christian Strache has announced a referendum over minarets if he wins the upcoming Vienna election.

The right-winger announced today (Tues) he will hold a referendum to let residents decide whether they want a law preventing the construction of minarets in the capital.

He said: "I will immediately hold a referendum over the issue if I become mayor, and I will also change construction regulations."

There are hundreds of houses of prayers and Muslim community centres in Vienna, but just one mosque with a minaret.


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