Austrian media is reporting that a state-funded study has found links from the Muslim Brotherhood and related organizations to some of the the country’s preschools. According to a report in The Local:
February 29, 2016 A state-funded study into Islamic kindergartens in Vienna suggests that Islamist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and its Turkish counterpart Milli Gorus have links to some of the capital’s preschools.
First foreign-funded imam thrown out of Austria (19 Feb 16) Kurz defends probe into Islamic nurseries (10 Dec 15) Kurz calls for Islamic school closures (06 Dec 15) Austria’s Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) wants to introduce tighter controls on Islamic kindergartens to prevent radicalization and said he believed the study was necessary because there is a danger of ‘parallel societies emerging’.
The author of the study, Ednan Aslan, is a professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies at Vienna University. He found that the religious education preached by several of the capital’s 150 Muslim establishments led to ‘theologically-motivated isolation’ and robbed children of their autonomy through ‘intimidation’.
‘Intellectual Salafists and political Islamists are the dominant groups in the Islamic kindergarten scene in Vienna,’ the study concluded. ‘In many of their publications the Muslim Brotherhood and Milli Gorus reject the Western way of life as an inferior worldview,’ Aslan writes in the 178 page study.
He told the Standard newspaper that it was not acceptable that a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood, who runs a kindergarten in Vienna, should openly support the war in Syria or appear in a video in which he states that ‘we want to evangelize in Europe’.
Many of the private Islamic preschools are subsidized by the City of Vienna – to the tune of €30 million – according to a report in the Krone newspaper.”
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In April 2008, the GMBDW reported that that Mustafa Ceric, then the Grand Mufti of Bosnia, had been instrumental in the introduction of Islamic teaching for Muslim children in Bosnian kindergartens. Dr. Ceric is tied to the Global Muslim Brotherhood through his membership in the European Council for Fatwa and Research, headed by global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi.