Religious and Ethical Orientations of Muslim Refugees

  • Ednan AslanEmail author
Part of the Wiener Beiträge zur Islamforschung book series (WSI)


The heavy influx of refugees into Austria in 2015 rendered the integration of newcomers a particular challenge at the top of the political agenda. On one hand there is much debate on the dangers posed by the refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, on the other hand various measures have been taken by cities and municipalities that aim to integrate the people coming into the country into society. A particular difficulty undoubtedly arises from the completely new nature of the tasks to be accomplished. In any case, the integration of these people into the education system and the labor market requires a thorough analysis of their skills and qualifications to ensure that the measures taken actually reach them. This contribution presents the results of a study of the religious and ethical ideas of Muslim refugees in the city of Graz.


Muslim in Austria Islam Refugees in Austria Graz Integration of Muslim Religion in Europe Ethics 


  1. APA. (2014). Ein Flüchtling kostet 10724 Euro pro Jahr. October 14, 2015. Accessed 12. July 2017.
  2. Aslan, E., Kolb, J., & Yildiz, E. (2017). Muslimische Diversität. Wiesbaden: Springer.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Buber-Ennser, I., Kohlenberger, J., Rengs, B., Al Zalak, Z., Goujon, A., Striessnig, E., Potancoková, M., Gisser, R., Testa, M. R., & Lutz, W. (2016). Human Capital, Values, and Attitudes of Persons Seeking Refuge in Austria 2015. PLoS ONE 11(9).Google Scholar
  4. Bundesministerium für Inneres [BMI]. (2016). Vorläufige Asylstatistik Oktober 2016. Accessed: 21. Aug. 2017.
  5. Hajek, P., & Siegl, A. (2017). Integrationsbarometer 2017. Wien: Österreichischer Integrationsfonds. Accessed: 28. Aug 2017.
  6. Haneke, A., & Bubrowski, H. (2015). Sind Grenzkontrollen eigentlich erlaubt? September 14, 2015. Accessed: 20. May 2017.
  7. Kohlbacher, J., Rasuly-Paleczek, G., Hackl, A., & Bauer, S. (2017). Wertehaltungen und Erwartungen von Asylberechtigten und subsidiär Schutzberechtigten in Österreich. Accessed: 28. July 2017.
  8. Rohe, M. (2006). Perspektiven und Herausforderungen in der Integration muslimischer MitbürgerInnen in Österreich. Accessed: 19. Aug. 2019.
  9. Schnell, R., Hill, P. B., & Esser, E. (2005). Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung. München: Oldenbourg.Google Scholar
  10. Sozialreport. (2017). Grundversorgung. Graz: Amt der steiermärkischen Landesregierung. Accessed: 28. Aug. 2017.
  11. Written inquiry answer. (2016). May 11, 2016. Accessed: 28. Aug. 2017.
  12. Zulehner, P. M. (2011). Verbuntung. Kirchen im weltanschaulichen Pluralismus. Ostfildern: Schwabenverlag.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ViennaAustria

Personalised recommendations