Islamist suspects arrested in Austria were planning to establish a caliphate in the country, police reveal

Islamist suspects arrested in Austria were planning to establish a caliphate in the country, police have claimed.

Heavily armed SWAT teams supported by hundreds of other officers detained 14 people in Graz and Vienna last week over suspected ISIS links.

Justice Ministry official Christian Pilnacek has since revealed they are being investigated for attempts to try to set up a ‘parallel society… an attempt to create a kind of theocracy in Austria.’

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