Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    30 / 20   City Forecast


Austrian president stresses equality of Muslims


13:15, September 05, 2011

VIENNA, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Austrian President Heinz Fischer stressed again the equality of Muslims in Austria on Sunday.

"The Islam in Austria is becoming a significant and increasingly important religious community," he said when addressing to the Ramadan Festival held by the Islamic Religious Community in Austria (IGGiOe) on Sunday in Vienna, the capital.

Fischer stressed the principle of separation of church and state and announced that, together with the Muslims, he was to join the celebration marking the 100-year-old recognition of the Islam in Austria in 2012.

The president also said he expected the respect of Austrian legal orders. "At the same time, the Muslims have to trust that people treat them with respect," he said.

IGGiOe President Fuat Sanac appealed again that everyone should strive to "end hostilities and to make friends,"pointing that the Ramadan festival had been a good opportunity to show their solidarity.

The Ramadan Festival is held in the Islamic Center, the largest mosque in Austria, which have attracted some 5,000 visitors on Sunday.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Powerful typhoon leaves 15 dead, 43 missing in western Japan: Kyodo

  2. Documents indicate U.S., British spy agencies help Gaddafi in persecution

  3. Proud Bolt fires Jamaican team to world record

  4. Self-made moon cakes popular in NE China

Most Popular


  1. Japan's Noda gives encouraging signals
  2. Legal changes clarify existing law, reduce abuse
  3. Caution, not paranoia, key to fighting terrorism
  4. UN's lead in Libya cannot be weakened
  5. China, Philippine need foresight in bilateral ties
  6. Western countries should rethink consumerism
  7. Chinese mainland's tax burden exaggerated
  8. Putting Libyan people first as fight fades
  9. Tax debate symptom of larger impatience
  10. Raising tax threshold a progressive step

What's happening in China

Rich are dying to make it big

  1. Scorpions, flies among smuggled items
  2. Public medical insurance benefits 93% of Chinese
  3. 4.3-magnitude quake hits SW China
  4. Bank official detained for alcohol-fueled accident
  5. 66th anniversary of Anti-Japanese Aggression

PD Online Data

  1. Beihai,Guangxi Province
  2. Taiwan
  3. Bamei
  4. Macao
  5. Hangzhou