Austrian Fund for the documentation of religiously motivated political extremism (Documentation Centre Political Islam).
The Austrian Fund for the documentation of religiously motivated political extremism (Documentation Centre Political Islam) is a Fund of the Republic of Austria according to the Law on Trusts and Funds 2015. Its mandate is the scientific analysis of religiously motivated political extremism, specifically the phenomenon of Political Islam, associated networks as well as formal and informal structures. The Centre observes origins and current trends in order to strengthen pluralism, democratic awareness and freedom of religion all over Austria. In order to fulfil its mandate, the Documentation Centre conducts research and informs the broader public about Political Islam. Therefore the Documentation Centre aims to help prevent extremism and raise awareness about religiously motivated political extremism, Political Islam, its mechanism, methods and dangers to democracy and rule of law. The Documentation Centre is headed by Director Lisa Fellhofer and Deputy Director Ferdinand Haberl. The work of the Documentation Centre is supported by a Scientific Advisory Council of independent experts chaired by Professor Mouhanad Khorchide.