According to Breitbart, Austria is the first European country to ban the Muslim Brotherhood. As you may remember, Austria had a rather unfortunate relationship with a violent anti-Semitic organisation in the past. What was that funny bloke with the little moustache called? Seems to escape me for some reason.
I do know that my book in German was a smash hit on Amazon. I’d love to take the credit for this but I think the scumbags who carried out the Vienna terror attack on November 2nd, where an Islamic radical murdered four people and injured 23 others was the real star.
The law bans the Egyptian-founded Muslim Brotherhood by adding it to a list of organisations linked to “religiously motivated crime”. It sets a punishment of a month in prison and a €4,000 (£3,407/$4,717) fine for those who propagate the group’s literature or disseminate its slogans. The law also allows the government to place electronic tags on convicted terrorists for monitoring, reports Spiegel Ausland.
A large-scale raid and arrest of suspects was scheduled for November 3rd of last year but took place on November 9th due to the Vienna terrorist attack and saw 60 addresses raided and millions of euros seized.
The new designation for the Muslim Brotherhood comes after the Austrian government has also banned the symbols of the ultranationalist Turkish Grey Wolves, the far-left Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the Islamic State, and other extremist groups.
The move to ban the Muslim Brotherhood comes after Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, in the aftermath of the Vienna terrorist attack, promised to create a new criminal offence related to “political Islam”, saying it would allow the government to “take action against those who are not terrorists themselves, but who create the breeding ground for it”.
Hmm, it almost seems like they have been reading my book after all.