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New Law on Islam prohibits foreign funding
Austria's new Law on Islam will prohibit Muslim organisations receiving funding from abroad. This will also affect imams who work in Austria but are financially supported by Turkey.
The amendment is designed to limit the power of "influences from abroad" Foreign and Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) said.
He added that a one-off grant from abroad, such as money left in someone's will, could be allowed but that the management of any such assets must be done within Austria.
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