The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
The government accuses the Muslim leaders of promoting radical Islamism and Turkish nationalism. The 2015 Islam law will banned foreign funding of mosques.
Kurz, 31, led the conservative People's Party (ÖVP) to get 31,6% of the vote, and he is expected to form a government with the far-right FPÖ.
The government faces pressure from far-right populists. In a country with 7% of Muslims, evangelical churches differ on what the role of Islam should be.
“Too often we hide behind our Christian heritage which is somehow only a kind of folk and nominal version of real Christianity”, says Frank Hinkelmann. Evangelicals should not let fear towards foreigners stop their mission.
Parliament approved initiative to stop radicalisation of Muslim leaders in the country. Imams will also be asked to speak German.