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Austria Plans to Close Mosques, Expel Imams

Chancellor announces crackdown on 'political Islam'

(Newser) - Austria's government said Friday that it's closing seven mosques and plans to expel imams in a crackdown on "political Islam" and foreign financing of religious groups. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says the government is shutting a hard-line Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group called the... More »

Far-Right Triumph In Dutch Polls

Geert Wilders on course to win power in the Netherlands

(Newser) - Anti-immigration, anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders is on course to become Holland's next prime minister after his party's unexpectedly strong showing in municipal elections this week. The Freedom Party only chose to compete in two cities and came in first in Almere and a close second in the Hague. Many now... More »

Berlusconi Admits He's 'No Saint'

Italian PM shrugs off call-girl scandal as 'low-level stuff'

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi appeared unconcerned about the recent disclosure of tapes of an alleged intimate conversation between him and a prostitute, the Telegraph reports. “There are a lot of pretty girls about. I am no saint but you know that,” the Italian PM said today in his first public... More »

Extreme Right Wins Big in Austrian Poll

Two anti-Islam parties take nearly a third of the vote

(Newser) - Austrians woke up today to a shock election result, as 2 extreme right parties won nearly a third of the vote and the two main parties posted their worst results since World War II. The next chancellor will probably be Social Democrat leader Werner Faymann, with 30% of the electorate,... More »

Dutch Pol Posts Anti-Islam Film Online

Controversial movie slams Koran as 'fascist text'

(Newser) - A controversial anti-Islamic movie interweaving graphic images of 9/11, a beheading and protests by extremists has been posted on a maverick internet site by the leader of a far-right Dutch political party. Dutch television refused to broadcast the 17-minute movie, Fitna, which has been slammed as anti-Muslim propaganda. It ends... More »

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