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Austria’s government initiated new measures Friday to curb the spread of radical Islam amongst the nation’s Muslim community by Turkish-funded mosques.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who has served at the helm of Austria’s coalition government since December 2017, announced the closure of seven mosques and the expulsion of upwards of 40 Imams, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The article goes on to state the following:

The chancellor declared Austria was committed to ensuring the country’s Muslim population was safe to practice its religion without the subversion of foreign influence aligned with radical extremists.

“Political Islam’s parallel societies and radicalizing tendencies have no place in our country,” Kurz said.

The government is alleging six mosques and a Turkish prayer house – operated by a militant, ultra-nationalist Turkish group – are in violation of a 2015 law banning foreign governments from funding mosques or paying imam salaries.

The government’s announcement came on the heels of an investigation by national law enforcement agencies to determine if radicals had infiltrated the country’s mosques and were working to undermine religious co-existence. The investigation found a number of mosques were receiving financial backing from the Turkish-Islamic Cultural Associations (ATIB), a Turkish government institution regulating religious affairs.

Austria has nearly 600,000 residents practicing the Islamic faith, the majority of which are of Turkish descent.

On Friday, İbrahim Kalin, a spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, took to Twitter to condemn Austria’s actions, claiming they were “racist” and “discriminatory.”

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