A MUSLIM nursery which was part of a larger sect churning out Islamic State (ISIS) fighters has been shut down.
The nursery’s teachers, who were deemed to be badly trained and had poor language skills, were teaching babies and children up to the age of three the Koran.
Situated in the Floridsdorf District of Vienna, Austria, the nursery was part of a larger Islamic association which has built an education centre to cater for children up to the age of 18.
The facilities have been linked with two Austrian jihadis, Mohamed Mahmoud and Firas H. who both travelled to Syria join ISIS having attended the Vienna school.
The report also said controls by Vienna’s authorities were “not enough and far from satisfactory”.
The Islamic nursery in the Austrian capital is the first to be closed by authorities.
Besides teaching the Koran to babies and toddlers, authorities said other reasons for its closure were poorly trained teachers with poor language skills as well as structural defects in the building.
Over the past months, Islamic nurseries have been hitting the headlines in Austria after one in the Viennese district of Favoriten was described by Austrian daily newspaper Osterreich as a place where “holy war” was taught.
The Jewish Community Vienna, which pressed for charges against the nursery, accused Muhammad Ismail Suk, the nursery chief, of having a brochure on their shelves promoting violent jihad as the last phase of Islamic education.
The brochure, written by Muslim convert Fatima Grimm, daughter of SS commander Karl Wolf, called for Muslims to take up arms for the cause of Islam.