In Vienna, a letter from the municipal department 10 causes a stir. According to the municipality, this letter was made available to all funded private supporting organisations to inform them about the current care options during the Corona crisis. Freedom Party education spokesman Krauss sees an outspoken Islamisation being realised.
The first question was to whom the letter dated May 9 was addressed. The municipal department for migrants quickly answered this question: “The municipality of Vienna – kindergartens do not maintain a database on the origin and language of the parents and do not send multilingual information in a standardised way”. Rather, information is sent to the supporting organisations in German, English, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Turkish and Arabic, “with the aim of being able to pass on this information to the target groups.
In fact, the official language in Austria is German. If one demands of people who have not lived here long enough to integrate, the language will be a central part of it. Critics see foreign-language official letters not as a service effort but as submission to foreign languages and customs through self-abandonment. For Freedom Party education spokesman City Councillor Maximilian Krauss, the letter is evidence of the outspoken Islamisation at Vienna’s kindergartens. “If the city now has to translate official letters to parents into Arabic, it shows that there is often no willingness to integrate at all.”