An Islam-criticising lecturer has been fined for vilification of religious theories.

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was in court yesterday (Tues) for calling Islam "hostile" and the Koran "evil" in a seminar held in a Viennese hotel in 2009.

An ongoing debate about the Austrian system of subsidising party academies was fuelled when it emerged that the event – which could be attended free of charge – was organised by the academy of the right-wing Freedom Party's (FPÖ) academy.

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