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Austria, Islam and Muslims in
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Despite a tradition of tolerance towards religious diversity and a historic acknowledgement of Islam as a part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Muslims in Austria experience exclusionary discourses and increasingly restrictive policy measures. An inclusive legal system contrasts with the harsh anti-Islam rhetoric of the far right and, to a lesser extent, conservative parties. The majority of Austrian Muslims are Sunnīs. Wh…

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Mattes, Astrid, “Austria, Islam and Muslims in”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_40448>
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