Fuat Sanac, the President of the Islamic Community in Austria (IGGiÖ), has criticized the government's draft bill for the new Law on Islam.

He told ORF radio that the bill touched on issues which had not previously been agreed with the IGGiÖ.

The government announced the bill when Sanac was on the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. He said he had asked ministers to wait 16 days until he had returned to Austria but they had refused.

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