Christmas “Monster” in Vienna Moslem Schools

The New Observer
March 3, 2016

Father Christmas and other traditional European culture forms are regularly portrayed as monsters and devils in propaganda issued by state-funded preschools to the 10,000 Muslim children in Vienna, Austria, a new study has revealed.

White Viennese children are now an absolute minority in the capital city, thanks to years of nonwhite immigration encouraged and supported by successive conservative-socialist governments in Austria, the report also disclosed.

Evaluierung ausgewählter islamischer Kindergärten und –grupp

Above left: the front page of a journal used by one of the main organizations running Muslim kindergartens in Vienna, portraying Father Christmas as a monster to be avoided by all Muslims. Above right: one of the Muslim kindergartens in Vienna. Extracted from the report produced by the University of Vienna.

The study, Projektbericht: Evaluierung ausgewählter Islamischer Kindergärten und –gruppen in Wien, Tendenzen und Empfehlungen (“Project report: evaluation of selected Islamic kindergartens and groups in Vienna, trends and recommendations”), was prepared by Turkish-born Professor Ednan Aslan of the Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Vienna, and compiled over the period July 2015 to January 2016, and recently published by the Krone newspaper.

Evaluierung ausgewählter islamischer Kindergärten und –gruppIt revealed that the number of children in “Muslim child care facilities in Vienna” was of the order of 10,000—out of a total of 35,270 children in that city’s preschools.

However, the study went on to add, the “proportion of children with a migrant background in elementary education with non-German first language” was, according to Statistik Austria, 57.9 percent in the school year 2014/15, up from 41.7 percent in 2005.

Furthermore, the report said, according to information from the media service center, some forty-seven different first languages are spoken in Vienna’s 842 Kindergartens.

The study explained that large numbers of Islamic kindergartens in Vienna are under the control of two organizations in particular, the Muslim Brotherhood and Milli Görüs.

Milli Görüs (“National Vision”) is the largest Turkish diaspora organization in Europe, and is active in nearly all European countries, Australia, Canada, and the United States.

The Muslim Brotherhood, or rather the “Society of the Muslim Brothers,” is an international organization dating back several decades and has been declared a terrorist organization by the governments of Bahrain, Egypt, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.

The study shows that Milli Görüs in particular has close links to the Turkish government, and that the Islamic kindergartens also qualify for Austrian state subsidies—which in effect means that the Austrian taxpayers are helping to finance the Islamist centers.

Evaluierung ausgewählter islamischer Kindergärten und –grupp

The report goes on to state that the dominant ideology in all of these Vienna Muslim kindergartens is “intellectual Salafism,” which, it says, is “very active against Western values and [its related] political system.”

“In intellectual Salafism we find the very foundations of the jihadist (or revolutionary) Salafism, [and the] creation of a Shariah-based society,” the study says.

It then goes on to list the dominant themes emphasized in these Muslim kindergartens in Vienna:

– Anti-Western resentment;

– Right to holistic application divine commands according to their understanding of the Sharia;

– The belief that all human questions are answered for all times in the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet;

– Nurturing a generation after the model of the Prophet and the first generation after him (salaf as-Salih);

– Distrust toward the States which fail to implement the Sharia holistically;

– Disdain for philosophical subjects;

– Contempt for the Western way of life.

This attitude is apparent from the textbooks and propaganda which the Milli Görüs and the Muslim Brotherhood put out in the kindergartens, the study says.

These textbooks, such as the Milli Görüs journal which portrays Father Christmas as a monster to warn Muslim children against western European traditions, all “reject and represent the Western way of life as an inferior worldview,” the study says.

The propaganda being spread in these preschools also blames Jews for the suffering of the Palestinians, and accuses Western governments of being “pawns of the Jews” because of their support of Israel.

Following last year’s Vienna city elections, the populist Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (Freedom Party of Austria, FPÖ), took the post of deputy mayor away from the ruling Socialist Party of Austria (SPÖ).

FPÖ deputy mayor Johann Gudenus told the Krone newspaper that he was calling for a special motion in the city council chamber “to bring a motion of censure against  the SPÖ” for the situation in the kindergartens.

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