Austria has done a complete turnaround on its approach to dealing with the lack of Muslim integration. Just a short time ago, the President was saying that to combat Islamophobia, it may require ALL women to adopt a head covering! But the public reaction was so strong and the shift in political polls to the right meant that Austria’s politicians had a choice: get tough or lose power.
They chose to get tough. From October onward, the wearing of a face covering will be punishable by a €150 fine, and there’s more. All newcomers will be required to take German language and culture classes for a period of 12 months or risk losing their benefits.
Whilst we can applaud any efforts to promote integration, this is unfortunately just a “band aid solution”. The fact that a government has to quite literally force people to integrate should be an indicator of just how badly the recent Muslim migrant population is fitting in. There have been Muslim communities in Europe for a long time, and rarely has there been a need for state interference to encourage integration. But there is now a new attitude among arrivals.
With mass-immigration comes ready made, isolated communities that see no need to integrate and are happy to carry on living as they did in the countries they left. It is not good for their future prospect or for the prospects of the native born folk. If a government were serious about fixing the integration issue, they would stop mass-immigration and allow newcomers the time to become part of the native society.
There is an obvious pattern in countries that are full of refugees. Generally, there is a surge in child rape, genital mutilation cases, and terrorist attacks. And, because of political correctness, it is called Islamaphobia to point out the obvious correlation. Thankfully, there are leaders around the world including the Untied States that is taking this Islamic takeover seriously. Which is why Muslims in one country are raging mad after a new law is passed that forces them to assimilate.
Many countries have tolerated the Muslim refugee crisis and their archaic ways. One of those customs is that women must be fully covered and wear a burqa to cover their face. However, with the increase of terror attacks, many countries have looked into banning the burqa. If you remember correctly, France has attempted this ban and even Germany has considered implementing one as well.
But, Austria is one country that is going all in on it, and that is not the only thing are doing. The Austrian government has passed a law that bans people from covering their faces. Also, this law requires these refugees to take Austrian integration classes, including German language, culture, and customs.
But, wait there’s more.
If these Muslim refugees do not take these classes then they are not able to receive any welfare benefits either.
Here is more from RT:
A controversial integration law that will fine women for wearing face-concealing Islamic dress from October, and deprive of benefits migrants who fail to take language lessons has officially been enacted, after being rubberstamped by the President.
“Those who are not prepared to accept Enlightenment values will have to leave our country and society,” reads the text of the law that drew thousands of protesters to the streets earlier this year, before it was passed by a centrist coalition last month.
Women who will wear Islamic veils – either the burqa or the niqab – in public places, will face a fine of €150 ($168).
More generally, newcomers who expect to stay in Austria, will need to enroll in a 12-month “integration course,” which includes German language lessons, if they are to receive their welfare benefits.
They will also be expressly forbidden from distributing incendiary radical materials, and are encouraged to volunteer before they can get their work permits, so that they are better prepared for life in the workplace.
More than 90,000 people have arrived in the Central European country since the start of the migrant crisis in 2015, most of them from Muslim-majority countries outside of Europe.
The law was opposed by the left-leaning Green Party, which said that it scapegoated refugees, and the nationalist Freedom Party, which called it a window-dressing for deeper integration issues and said it had been designed to stop its rise in the polls.
The centrist coalition promised that the legislation would offer a holistic approach. It has since collapsed, triggering an early election in October.
“Work is one of the most important factors for successful integration, which is why we are not only breaking down language barriers with this policy – we are also creating a continuous integration concept for the first time,” said Social Democratic politician Alois Stoger back in May.
France was the first EU state to introduce a similar ban in 2010, levying an identical €150 fine. It has since been copied in other countries, including Germany, which has also pushed through a prohibition of face coverings for state employees.
H/T: Freedom Daily