Austrian FM Defends Ban on Foreign Funding of Mosques, Imams

February 26, 2015 9:49 AM

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Austria's foreign minister is defending his country's revisions to a century-old law on Islam, which increase many protections for Muslims but also ban foreign funding for mosques and imams.

Sebastian Kurz told Germany's Bild newspaper Thursday that lawmakers didn't want foreign countries exerting political influence.

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