The Muslim people of this world include nearly two billion humans who devote their days to work, to prayer and the normal activities of families. At tops, about 1% of those who are Muslim engage in some form of violence toward other people. Of course, Muslims have never been able to match the violence of Christians like Germans who murdered over thirty million human beings, but, we only refer to these murderers as Nazis, not as Christian Germans. A coalition in Austria of the Social Democratic Party and the People’s Party has passed laws that will monitor behavior of Muslims in the country. These laws require that imams must be able to speak German. The Koran must be standardized in the German language, and no Islamic organization can receive funding from foreign sources.
I was raised in the United States of America and in the synagogue we prayed in the Hebrew language, not in English. Many of the Conservative Rabbis were from Europe and some actually did not speak English. Somehow we managed to live in peace and did not disturb the people of America. Such laws as these in Austria are insulting not only to Muslims, but to all fair minded people!