Following a heated debate in April in the municipal council between the mayor Siegfried Nagl and right-wing parties over the construction of a mosque for Turkish Muslims, the issue has quieted down. However in anticipation of provincial elections coming up in September, the far-right Austria Freedom Party (FPÖ) has decided to play on the issue to gain more votes. In preparation they have recruited Alexander Segert, the German-born marketing mastermind of the recent Swiss “Anti-minaret campaign.”

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