Vienna mayor hosts iftar dinner for Muslims

Delivering a speech at the dinner, Haeupl said that they had been hosting traditional fast-breaking dinner for 10 years.

Vienna mayor hosts iftar dinner for Muslims

Vienna Mayor Michael Haeupl hosted a fast-breaking dinner for representatives of Muslim community in Austria on Tuesday.

250 people including Turks attended the fast-breaking dinner at Vienna City Hall (Rathaus).

Delivering a speech at the dinner, Haeupl said that they had been hosting traditional fast-breaking dinner for 10 years.

Many people of foreign origin were living in Austria and it was important to live in peace in that beautiful city, he said.

Haeupl said that he was pleased that democratization process had started in Muslim countries in Middle East and North Africa, but he was also sad that many people lost their lives during that process.

Dr. Fuat Sanac, head of Austria's Islamic community, said that Islamic community contributed to Muslims' living with Austrians in harmony.

Sanac said that they were getting prepared to celebrate the 100th anniversary of recognition of Islam in Austria.

Stating that they prepared new status of Islamic community, Sanac said that they would train imams and teachers in Austria to prevent any problems regarding language and culture.

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Last Mod: 24 Ağustos 2011, 11:52
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