The so-called “Room of Silence” at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration has been quietly and secretly transformed into a sort of mini-mosque. A functionary of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP)’ s action group, who is also active in Islamist circles, is mainly responsible for this.
In a video, “AG agent” Ali Titiz proudly talks about having redesigned the quiet room at the University of Economics: A place of silence open to all religions and also atheists has apparently become a small mosque with prayer rugs and privacy screens, in the middle of the university campus. It is questionable whether members of other denominations can still use the space without being disturbed, and whether the Muslim redesigners also allow women to pray away from the privacy screen.
For university insiders, the close involvement between the ÖVP-affiliated “Aktionsgemeinschaft” and the Islamist association ” Intercultural Student Association Vienna (ISV)” should not be a new development: More than a year ago, it became public that the association was associated with the “Milli Görüs” movement, which is monitored by the German Office for the Protection of the Constitution. However, this does not seem to be a problem for the action group that was confronted with the accusations at the time: Then as now, there are numerous functionaries with a dual function. Ali Titiz, for example, is the ISV’s university policy officer and also works as an AG activist.