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Austria: Federal Council approves 'Islam bill'
The Austrian Federal Council, the second chamber of Austria's parliament, too gave its approval Thursday to the controversial "Islam bill" that revises a historic law on the status of Muslims in the country.
Earlier, the bill was approved by the parliament on Feb. 25.
Some representatives of the extreme right-wing Freedom Party of Austria demanded that the bill be sent back to the National Assembly for a further revision, arguing that Islam was not part of Austria and did not adhere to European values. Also, the party said the bill was not enough to stop radicalization in Austria.
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