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Islamophobic attack on 84-year-old woman
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The Local Police confirmed that they received a report of the attack in the Favoriten area of Vienna, and are currently investigating. The perpetrator was a 30 to 35-year-old man who spoke and insulted the woman using a strong Viennese […]




Anti-Islam Freedom Party gets over a fifth of the vote in Austrian elections
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Austria’s far-right Freedom Party gained over one-fifth of the votes in Sunday’s general election, while the ruling two-party centrist coalition got its worst-ever result. The swing comes amid a Europe-wide surge in support for the far right.




Muslim Brothers ‘Abused’ by ‘Rivals’ Parents on Chess Trip
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(The Independent)

A gifted young English chess player was physically assaulted and his family subjected to Islamophobic abuse by other parents during a recent competition in Austria, his father claims.




Austrian President: We are very proud to have recognized Islam for 100 years
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“Islam was officially recognized by the Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1912, shortly after Bosnia and Herzegovina had been incorporated into the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Austria is very proud of its early recognition of its Muslim citizens,” President of Austria Heinz Fischer has said.




BBC News: Austria deputy Kurzmann cleared over anti-Muslim game
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A right-wing Austrian politician has been cleared of incitement after he created an anti-Muslim computer game as part of an election campaign. Freedom Party deputy Gerhard Kurzmann used the game in his failed bid to become governor of the south-eastern province of Styria last year.




Israel being Courted by Right-Wing European Politicians
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Far-right political parties in Europe are stepping up their anti-Muslim rhetoric and forging ties across borders, even going so far as to visit Israel to hail the Jewish state as a bulwark against militant Islam.




Robert Spencer Goes Bonkers for Austrian Fascist Ewald Stadler
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Birds of a feather flock together and in Robert Spencer’s case it seems that he has latched onto a fellow Catholic in Austria by the name of Ewald Stadler. The only problem is that Stadler is a politician with the BZO, a group that he found along with Jorg Haider, a neo-fascist. Stadler has also made some controversial statements on Nazism.




FPÖ to expand into Germany
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Austria’s far-right Freedom Party has announced plans to expand into neighbouring Germany, where it hopes to join forces with another militant anti-Islamic group and campaign against Turkey’s accession to the European Union as part of a widening bid for political power.




In Europe, far right banks on Islamophobia
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Wilders’ Freedom Party this summer scored its best parliamentary election result, on the wings of a populist election campaign centered on stopping the “Islamization” of the Netherlands. It’s clear that the “new wind” Wilders foresees will blow first and foremost in the face of the country’s Muslims.




Anti-Islam war cry helps Europe far-right fly high
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In liberal Netherlands, where the anti-Islam Freedom Party came in third in June elections, leaderGeert Wilders hopes to secure a place in a minority government though he stands trial next month. “Human rights are perceived as a security question, not that people need EU protection, but EU people need to be protected from them.”