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Ms. Carla Amina Baghajati

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Islamic Community of Faith
Local Address:  Austria
Company Description: The Islamic Community of Bryan/College Station (ICBCS) is an Islamic organization which aims to:Represent Muslims and fulfill their needs in the Bryan/College...   more

Employment History

  • Spokeswoman
    Islamic Religious Authority
  • Spokeswoman
    Islamic Community of Austria
  • Media Spokeswoman
    Islamic Faith Community
  • Spokeswoman
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Web References
"The talks about the changes we ..., 20 Feb 2015 [cached]
"The talks about the changes we sought were overshadowed by Islamic State terrorism and the attacks in Paris and Copenhagen," said Carla Baghajati, the Islamic Community's spokeswoman.
Carla Amina Baghajati, ..., 28 Aug 2015 [cached]
Carla Amina Baghajati, spokeswoman for the Islamic Religious Authority in Austria and married to a Syrian, said her organization would help those affected in Austria and elsewhere.
"The big problem is to identify the victims, and there is a Syrian community here," she said.
Islam: Imams, EU Officials To Discuss Muslim Integration - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY, 4 Oct 2005 [cached]
Carla Amina Baghajati, a spokeswoman for the Islamic Community of Austria, told RFE/RL that top European and Austrian officials will attend the opening of the Vienna gathering.
Baghajati told RFE/RL that Austria, the current EU president, intends to give new impetus to dialogue and better understanding between European countries and their Muslim communities.
"At the moment, Austria has the [rotating] presidency of the European Union, and in this situation, it's, I think, a very good sign that Austria is picking up the long tradition of dialogue, especially with Islam, and gives something like an impulse to European countries [on] how to build bridges, how to find solutions to the challenges we face together, and to talk together -- and the inner Muslim dialogue is very important as well," she said.
European Muslims have found themselves under increasing pressure lately.
Baghajati said that the current crisis highlights the need for European Muslims to reaffirm their dual identity as good Muslims and law-abiding, integrated citizens of a democratic Europe.
"Muslims, whether they are in Great Britain, in Spain or in Russia, share the same feeling that we are part of Europe, and we want to be seen as part of Europe, and we want to get over all these misunderstandings about Muslims," she said.
Muslim Women and Youth in the West: Source of Concern or Source of Hope?, 8 Mar 2008 [cached]
Carla Amina Baghajati, the media spokeswoman of the Islamic Faith Community in Austria, is getting to the point when she says that Muslim women - particularly if they wear headscarves - are the subject of more or less any discussion related to the theme of "Islam in Europe" ranging from the issue of integration to questions of security. She says that "this is usually done without asking them and by talking about them rather than with them."
Regarding the wishes Muslim women voice with regard to politics, Ms. Baghajati sees two levels of what remains to be done:
According to spokeswoman Carla ..., 11 Dec 2014 [cached]
According to spokeswoman Carla Amina Baghajati, this 'bill mirrors in its overtone the spirit of the times we currently perceive, which is marked by blanket suspicion and mistrust against Muslims'.[23] While she is optimistic the legislation will yet be changed, some Muslim organisations are gearing up for a challenge at the Constitutional Court, should it indeed become law.
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