Austria: New Government To Resist "Islamization"

Authored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute,

  • A coalition between the anti-immigration Austrian People's Party and the anti-establishment Austrian Freedom Party, which will be sworn into office on December 18, is poised to catapult Austria to the vanguard of Western Europe's resistance to mass migration from the Muslim world.
  • The massive demographic and religious shift underway in Austria, traditionally a Roman Catholic country, appears irreversible. Austria has also emerged as a major base for radical Islam.
  • "We have a lot in common [with Israel]. I always say, if one defines the Judeo-Christian West, then Israel represents a kind of border. If Israel fails, Europe fails. And if Europe fails, Israel fails." — Heinz-Christian Strache, leader of the Austrian Freedom Party.

The anti-immigration Austrian People's Party and the anti-establishment Austrian Freedom Party have reached a deal, creating a new coalition to govern Austria for the next five years. The ground-breaking political alliance, which will be sworn into office on December 18, is poised to catapult Austria to the vanguard of Western Europe's resistance to mass migration from the Muslim world.

Chancellor-elect Sebastian Kurz, 31, who won Austria's national election on October 15 after campaigning on a promise to halt illegal immigration, will govern with Heinz-Christian Strache, 48, the Freedom Party leader, who has warned that mass migration is "Islamizing" Austria. Under the agreement, Strache will become the vice-chancellor; the Freedom Party will also take control of the ministries of defense, interior and foreign affairs.

Austrian Chancellor-elect Sebastian Kurz (pictured), who won Austria's national election after campaigning on a promise to halt illegal immigration, will govern with Heinz-Christian Strache, 48, the Freedom Party leader, who has warned that mass migration is "Islamizing" Austria. (Image source: Raul Mee/EU2017EE/Flickr)

Kurz has been a strong critic of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migration policy, which has allowed more than a million mostly male migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to enter the country during the past two years.

During his time as foreign minister, Kurz was instrumental in garnering parliamentary approval of a groundbreaking new law that regulates the integration of immigrants. The so-called Integration Law — which bans full-face Muslim veils in public spaces and prohibits Islamic radicals from distributing the Koran — establishes clear rules and responsibilities for recognized asylum seekers and refugees granted legal residence in the country.

The new law requires immigrants from non-EU countries to sign an "integration contract" which obligates them to learn written and spoken German and to enroll in courses about the "basic values of Austria's legal and social order." Immigrants are also required to "acquire knowledge of the democratic order and the basic principles derived from it."

Previously, Kurz was instrumental in reforming Austria's century-old Islam Law (Islamgesetz), governing the status of Muslims in the country. The new law, passed in February 2015, is aimed at integrating Muslims and fighting Islamic radicalism by promoting an "Islam with an Austrian character." It also stresses that Austrian law must take precedence over Islamic Sharia law for Muslims living in the country.

Austria's Muslim population now exceeds 700,000 (or roughly 8% of the total population), up from an estimated 340,000 (or 4.25%) in 2001, and 150,000 (or 2%) in 1990, according to data compiled by the University of Vienna.

The massive demographic and religious shift underway in Austria, traditionally a Roman Catholic country, appears irreversible. In Vienna, where the Muslim population now exceeds 12.5%, Muslim students already outnumber Catholic students at middle and secondary schools. Muslim students are also on the verge of overtaking Catholics in Viennese elementary schools.

At the same time, Austria has emerged as a major base for radical Islam. Austria's Agency for State Protection and Counterterrorism (BVT) has warned of the "exploding radicalization of the Salafist scene in Austria." Salafism is an anti-Western ideology that seeks to impose Islamic Sharia law.

"The immigration seen in recent years is changing our country not in a positive but in a negative way," said Kurz, who campaigned on a "law and order" platform: "Uncontrolled immigration destroys the order in a country."

Strache, a supporter of Israel who has distanced his party from the rhetoric of the Austrian far right, insists that anti-Semitism had no place in his party and has urged a common front against Islamists. He has also pledged "to ensure that boycotts [against Israeli products] get taken off the agenda."

During an April 2016 visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, at the invitation of at the invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party, Strache said:

"For us, it's important to act against anti-Semitism, and also against Islamism and terrorism, and to discuss the issues we have in common. Anti-Semitism often emerges anew from Islamism and from the left.

 

"We have a lot in common [with Israel]. I always say, if one defines the Judeo-Christian West, then Israel represents a kind of border. If Israel fails, Europe fails. And if Europe fails, Israel fails."

Strache has called Merkel "the most dangerous woman in Europe" because of her migration policies, and has repeatedly said that Islam is "not part" of Austria. Strache has also warned that the "uncontrolled influx of migrants who are alien to our culture, who seep into our social welfare system ... makes civil war in the medium-term not unlikely." A Eurosceptic, Strache has called the European Union a "bureaucratic monster" and has said that Britain will "probably be better off after Brexit."

At Strache's insistence, Karin Kneissl, an independent Middle East expert who speaks eight languages, including Arabic and Hebrew, will become Austria's new foreign minister. Kneissl has been a vocal critic of EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, whom she has described as the "Caesar of Brussels." She has also criticized Merkel's migrant policy as "grossly negligent."

Kneissl has said that most of the "refugees" arriving in Europe are overwhelmingly young males between the ages of 20 and 30 who are "economic migrants controlled by testosterone." In an interview on Austrian television, Kneissl said that one of the main reasons for the revolts in the Arab world was "many young Arab men can no longer find a wife because they have neither work nor their own home, and thus cannot achieve the status of a man in a traditional society."

Freedom Party Chairman Herbert Kickl, a speechwriter for the late party leader Jörg Haider and a close confidant of Strache, will become interior minister, a key position for domestic security and border control, while Mario Kunasek, a professional soldier, will run the defense ministry. Of the 16 future government ministers, only Kurz has Cabinet experience.

A 180-page document explains the new government's agenda between now and 2022. It promises to crack down on political Islam; to crack down on illegal immigration; to speed up asylum decisions and to sponsor an EU summit on immigration when Austria holds the EU presidency in the second half of 2018.

The document also pledges to give Austrians more opportunities to vote in referendums — although it explicitly refuses to allow a referendum on the country's continued membership in the European Union.

In addition, the document promises to: require migrants to learn German; require migrant kindergartners who have insufficient German language skills to repeat kindergarten before progressing to the first grade; increase the legal penalties for sexual crimes; strengthen Austrian defense; hire more police officers; reduce the bureaucracy and not raise taxes.

At the same time, however, the document pledges a strong commitment to the European Union: "Only in a strong Europe can there be a strong Austria in which we are able to take advantage of the opportunities of the 21st century."

Some observers have said that Kurz's professed commitment to the European Union was aimed at calming worries in Europe about the Freedom Party's Euroskeptic and anti-Islamization policy objectives. Others have described Kurz as a pragmatist "who is anti-establishment and establishment at the same time."

Kurz has nevertheless pledged to reject the European Union's compulsory migrant quota. "I will work towards changing this erroneous refugee policy," he said. "Without the proper protection of the external borders of the EU, we will not come to grips with the problem of illegal migration."

Comments

Mentaliusanything Grave Dancer 22 Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:35 Permalink

Just a bit late old son! the digital age and google showed them rock apes, through the interweebs what was missing in their shit infested life and they said. 'I gots to get me some of that shit, cause its free".And so that ship has sailed to the Nw World and your going to get ass raped and flea infected by 14 century barbarians.How's that touchy feely thing working out, as they lower your living standard to their own pile of shit in the street.Just so you Know!!!  Today I caught a rock ape squatting on a western toilet with his big toes gripping the rim. Most of it missed the bowl but he calm as a cucumber gets off (not flushing the 10% that hit water) and with his skirt still above his nut sack walked over and washed his ass clean in the handbasin but with his left hand. I SHIT YOU NOT!When I said to him politely "we sit and use the paper provided" he shrugged and walked off.NO MORE!

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RTP wildbad Mon, 12/18/2017 - 07:27 Permalink

The design of the "extrem religious" comes right out of the old Testament. Its the ideology of the desert bandits...in the bible mythology called the Israelites. In fact all tree monotheistic "tribes" used this ideology...just look to their history!Modern Jihadis are designed by Israel Mossad / CIA  using agents with historical names like "Abu Bakr" Abu Bakr was the compagnion of Mohammed and the first Khalif.In fact this Terrorists are used by extreme judaism ("this is the country god has given to us")What a hypocrite Karl Heinz Strache...to announce Israel as the stronghold against radical Islam.....well guess he does not like to end like his predecessor Jörg Haider who was a friend of Gaddafi and a Israel critic.

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fleur de lis Never One Roach Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:05 Permalink

The Austrians will never really win after being flooded with so many angry, unassimilable Islamics, but if they are careful they might be able to manage it.1) They will have to start sending the illegals back home.2) No sense in sending them to Germany who really opened the floodgates, for that will only give them a foothold for later trouble.3) Importing more welfare recipients will only strain Austrian taxpayers and drag down their lives, so any other Islamics who apply for residency will have to be employable or they cannot stay.4) Any of them who are fortunate enough to be settled and naturalized by the severely misplaced generosity of the Europeans need a strict probationary period of 5 years.5) Minor violations should result in reduction or severance of benefits/welfare.6) Any violation more than the most minor should result in revocation of residency/citizenship, cancellation of passports, followed by expulsion and return to their places of origin along with their extended families.7) Same for any naturalized resident who forms threats toward the State, or any naturalized resident with knowledge or support of same.8) There are more than enough Islamics in Austria who will require constant monitoring and it will be years to know if that will be successful, so there should be no more imported.9) If the Austrians are hell bent on importing poverty they should seek out the Latin Americans who will integrate better and faster.10) There is no point in importing violent parasites and then complaining about what they do naturally.  

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greenskeeper carl wildbad Mon, 12/18/2017 - 08:31 Permalink

Even calling this 'half hearted' is pretty optimistic. They are already 8% Muslim in that tiny country. That's past the point of no return, IMO. Give them a generation, and they will take over the local governments in some areas. Give them two, they'll have realized they don't actually need the white liberals that enabled them to come in the first place and have their own government reps. After that they will start pushing for relaxing the immigration standards and open the flood gates, assuming the white left doesn't beat them to it. At that point, they will be finished. Another white country conquered without firing a shot. And that's only if this new guy actually does what he says. If not, it will be even sooner.

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phaedrus1952 Mentaliusanything Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:49 Permalink

True story ...Top tier commercial building in downtown San Francisco locked men's bathroom after chronic unhygenic circumstances (urine, feces, used toilet paper) were all over the floor, ongoing, for months.The water floods in this building - and others throughout downtown - have been a boost to restoration companies as the toilets are constantly blocked with paper towels, toilet seat covers, etc.

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Mustahattu Grave Dancer 22 Mon, 12/18/2017 - 07:41 Permalink

Hah yes but only Hungary, Austria, Slovakia and Poland and perhaps some Eastern European countries are showing some sort of awakening to the reality of the islamification of Europe. The rest of the EU countries are still dreaming of a multicultural EU with only happy and diverse people from all ethnic backgrounds living in harmony. But of course what they created is totally the opposite - hellholes and cesspools, which can now be found in all major western European cities. Yet they will keep on the same path hoping things will change in the future, or till the islamification process has completed at which time these "enablers" will be the first to convert.

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Cman5000 Grave Dancer 22 Mon, 12/18/2017 - 07:50 Permalink

Eastern Europe is awake excluding Denmark and pockets of resistance in Italy,Netherlands it's to late for Britain,Sweden, Belgium,Germany,France. But we shall see the mustache wanted sign is up again. Side note Switzeland is preppig for European social chaos and political instability with it's biggest military build up in history so they'e aware of what's brewing.

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Luc X. Ifer Cman5000 Mon, 12/18/2017 - 08:27 Permalink

Correct. Swiss are big, top movers in the Blockchain area also, they know that the collapse time is comming and they will need a robust, decentralized financial infrastructure to deal with the new reality. Just Google 'Zug blockchain', Zug is practically the top tech hub for Blockchain now.

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Dindu Nuffins Idaho potato head Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:27 Permalink

Muslims don't let themselves into Europe. Muslims only come because the feast has been set before them by willing accomplices. Yet then the plan unfolds: we hate those Muslims let into Europe, while ignoring how they were allowed entry and support. Thus we feel ever greater brotherhood with the poor suffering Zionists, who Muslims unjustly hate for some reason. Jews have always been enemies of the Muslims. And yet... Jews opened the gates of Toledo to Muslim invaders in AD 711 and ushered in 600 years of the Jewish Golden Age. Now they simply rewrite immigration policy and fund NGO rescue ships to anchor a mile off the Libyan coast instead of physically opening gates.

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Mustahattu UnschooledAust… Mon, 12/18/2017 - 08:05 Permalink

Bankers are not your problem and it's not the local joos that's the problem either. The problem is the US and international jewry that has systematically worked on taking over the world's media and banking since the 19th century. This zionist war mongering scum wants to wipe out the blonde and blue-eyed Christian societies of Europe. You know, the ones "responsible" for the "6 million" -total bullshit number- joos that died in the holocaust.Soros is the tip of the iceberg.

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UnschooledAust… tato1969 Mon, 12/18/2017 - 06:46 Permalink

„Dies Österreich ist eine kleine Welt, in der die große ihre Probe hält."- Friedrich HebbelEnglish Translation without rhymes: "This Austria is a small world, where the big world does its rehearsal."Mark my words. Austria always been a place where the big things start. WW1, WW2, etc.

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ConfederateH Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:08 Permalink

(((Soeren Kern))) of (((Gatestone))) loves Kurz because of this accomplisment of his:

"Austria to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism"

http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Jewish-officials-hail-Austrias-decision-t… this too:

"Strache, a supporter of Israel... insists that anti-Semitism had no place in his party... pledged "to ensure that boycotts [against Israeli products] get taken off the agenda.""
Fireman Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:06 Permalink

Funny of course how Khasars can build their "separation fence" in the country they have stolen from Palestinians in order to keep the real owners penned like animals in open air prisons, yet these same evil chosenites are pushing the migrant poison meme on the Europeons not to mention reeling the migrants in on the shores of Greece and Italy. And this is not an anglozionazi conspiracy to destroy what's left of EuroPeon democracy? Humanitarian supremacist israeli jews welcoming muslims to Urupp...WTF?  Geddit!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5p2zt0ne_4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFE0qAiofMQ   The detritus of USSA'S serial judaic bouts of slaughter in the ME flooding Urupp for the profit of the warmongers is about to be curtailed. The strategy of destroying two enemies with one war has become apparent to all. "Count" Richard Coudenhove Kalergi’s Plan outlined by Gerd Honsik “Kalergi proclaims the abolition of the right of self-determination, ... the elimination of nations by means of ethnic separatist movements or mass allogeneic (genetically dissimilar) immigration to create a multiethnic flock without quality, easily controllable by the ruling class. Kalergi characterized the multiethnic flock as cruel and unfaithful but maintained the elite must deliberately create them in order to achieve their own superiority: ‘Then the elite will first eliminate democracy – the rule of the people. Next, the elite will eliminate the people via miscegenation, thereby replacing the ruling white race with an easily controllable mestizo race. By abolishing the principle of equality of all before the law, avoiding and punishing any criticism of minorities, and protecting minorities with special laws, the masses will be suppressed.’' "Count" Richard Coudenhove von Kalergi's genocidal screed "Practical Idealism" 1920 in pdf format (link below) is the original Austrian NAZI and his satanic tome makes Onkel Adolf's "Mein Kampf" look like a bedtime story. This mutt laid the foundations for the abomination known as the EUSSR with its capital in the sewer Brussels, seat of the totalitarian Pedophile Politburo that runs the EUSSR for the banksters and satanists. http://www.mediafire.com/file/vcpu7j7hakukmde/Coudenhove-Kalergi-Practic... 

ConfederateH Fireman Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:26 Permalink

"in open air prisons"Typical media lies.  They are far worse than that, they are even worse than concentration camps which are used in times of wars.Lets face it, these are genocidal death camps.  This is clearly what the final solution proposed by the jews running them is.  Hitlers final solution was sending the jews to Palestine.  The zionists are certainly not going to let them vote in a single state solution, and a two independent state solution is also clearly not "good for the jews".   Perhaps they had planned to ship the palestinians into all the Syrian Christian villages they had ethnically cleansed, but that isn't going to work now.  Those camps are death camps.This brings us to the wall around Israel:  The jew wall of lies.  Thousands of years of lies and mossad deception.  A massive wall of lies enforced my SPLC, ADL, Bnai Brith, Soros, the jew Media, the jew education system.  Kurz is not going to break down this wall, he is strengthening it.

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NuYawkFrankie Mon, 12/18/2017 - 05:38 Permalink

Austria:

Far from being your ally & "role model', ISISrael - with its Warfare for Land-Clearance Schemes - is the DIRECT CAUSE and ENABLER of the influx of Muslims into Europe

Also, if you are SERIOUS about stopping this Muslim Invasion, you must IMMEDIATELY put out a BOUNTY on the Head of the Muslim Terrorists direct sponsor --> ZOG-USSA Operative Georgi Schwartz aka 'George Soros'

Joe A Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:23 Permalink

What a difference a decade makes. Back in 2000 when the FPÖ under Haider was part of a government, there was a lot of outcry from the EU and from EU countries. There was even a bit of a diplomatic blockade. Lots of protests in Austria as well. The coalition partners had to be tunneled into the place when the inauguration ceremony was. And now.....mostly crickets. And under Haider, the FPÖ was not that extreme. Sure, there were the whackos that the FPÖ currently tries to keep at bay but the current FPÖ people are more conservative than Haider ever was. I wonder how they will fare now because the previous FPÖ was involved in a lot of corruption scandals where ministers and other people for the FPÖ were trying to enrich themselves. We will see how this plays out. So far they managed to get two important ministries: the interior and foreign affairs. Austria will get closer to Visegrad countries and South Eastern Europe, where the contry traditionally played an important role during the Austrian Hungarian empire. They will also improve relations with Russia.The battle for power over central and Eastern Europe between Germany and Austria will intensify. Which is interesting considering that Austria is much smaller than Germany. This will, however, attract the attention of the US and of Soros.Edit - I think they also get the defense ministry. This put the FPÖ in control of the army, the police and the secret services. How did they manage to pull that off with only 7% of the votes during the elections?

ConfederateH Joe A Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:25 Permalink

How about that Haider take down in his massive V-12 VW Phaeton? Both Strachle and Kurz were clearly grovelling to jews to get elected, so they are likely controlled by Mossad or Mossad agents.Once they do something that is clearly "not good for the jews", then I will start believing that they could be part of a new movement.

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Joe A ConfederateH Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:46 Permalink

There were rumours back then that it wasn't an accident. There were no skid marks at the scene. It was said he had four times the allowed alcohol in his blood, causing him to pass out. His wife wanted a second autopsy. Also rumours were spread that he had a more than friendly relation with his male secretary (I think it was his secretary).As for the Jew thing that is so polular here at ZH: The current leadership of FPÖ has expelled members for denying the holocaust. Some might see that as they are not part of a new movement. Others might be inclined to think that that is a strategy to become more acceptable and more mainstream.

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ConfederateH Joe A Mon, 12/18/2017 - 05:04 Permalink

"The current leadership of FPÖ has expelled members for denying the holocaust."Others might be inclined to think that they are so horny for power that they would accept bald faced lies that even they themselves don't believe and sell out their country in order to achieve that power.   Perhaps this anti-anti-semitism is a ruse and they intend to allow the truth to come out.  Time will tell.  I certainly am not optimistic.

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