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Islam should be legally recognized in all European countries to end hostility against Muslims, a religious affairs leader has said.

Speaking at a conference about hate crime, Austrian Religious Affairs Director Fuad Sanac told Anadolu Agency that Muslims faced problems related to wedding ceremonies, funerals and other Islamic traditions not being legally accepted.

Sanac said: "We demand the same rights offered to Jews, Catholics, Protestants and the Buddhist communities."


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