What is behind Austria’s plan to outlaw ‘political Islam’?

Source:Financial Times Date:01Dec2020

Mr Kurz changed the legislation to stipulate criteria for the appointment of imams, restrict foreign funding for religious institutions and designate representative bodies. In June 2018, as chancellor governing in a coalition with the populist right, he used the law to expel 60 of the 260 Turkish imams preaching in Austria and to close seven mosques. In 2017, he pushed through a ban on face coverings.