Category Archives: Austria

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Austria’s chancellery on Thursday halted the construction of anti-terror walls outside its office in Vienna after critics slammed the government for failing to provide similar protective measures in main tourist areas.


Austrian soldiers start carrying out checks for refugees and migrants at border with Italy

Austrian soldiers have been deployed to the border with Italy for the first time to block illegal migrants.

The measure, which was announced by Vienna last month, is a significant escalation of border security and comes ahead of elections in October in which the government will try to head off a challenge from Right-wing, anti-immigration parties.

Soldiers, acting in conjunction with police, started carrying out checks on vehicles and trains north of the Brenner Pass, the main crossing point between the two countries.


Austria Jails Hamas Suspect for Life over Terror Plot

A Palestinian man suspected of belonging to the Islamist group Hamas has been given a life sentence in Austria for plotting a terror attack against Jews in Israel.

The 27-year-old, who was arrested at an asylum-seeker center in Lower Austria last July, was found guilty late Monday of belonging to a terror organisation and attempting to incite murder.

Prosecutors accused him of contacting two men in the Palestinian territories via social media apps and ordering them to carry out killings of Jews in Jerusalem.

Both accomplices were detained by Israeli authorities in June 2016, leading to the arrest of the alleged mastermind the following month in the Austrian town of Gmuend.


Swimming pool bosses put up signs banning migrants from female changing rooms and telling them not to grope women in Austrian market town

One sign shows a man entering the women’s dressing room with the word “STOP!” and “entry is forbidden in non-designated areas” written next to it.

Another sign show a picture of a young teen in a bikini with three hands seemingly wanting to grope her.

“If you touch my daughter I will feed you to the pigs” might be more effective.


Austria: City Bans Pork in Kindergartens to Appease Muslim Invaders

The ban was not advertised or announced and has been in place for some time until parents of children attending kindergartens in the city noticed that pork was never present on school menus. An official from the Salzburg mayor’s office said the ban on pork was both for health reasons and “among other things, the needs of Muslim children”, Kronen Zeitung reports.


Austria elderly couple murder ‘was Islamist killing’

If confirmed, Friday’s killings in the northern city of Linz — in which an 85-year-old woman’s throat was slit and her 87-year-old husband was stabbed and beaten to death — would be the first Islamist attack in Austria, which had so far avoided the jihadist assaults seen elsewhere in Europe.


Austria to send troops, armoured vehicles to border with Italy to block migrants

Austria has deployed armoured vehicles close to its border with Italy and will send up to 750 soldiers to guard the frontier against migrants, the government said on Tuesday.

The move reflects deep concern in Vienna and elsewhere in Europe over the huge number of asylum seekers who continue to cross the Mediterranean from the coast of Libya – so far this year more than 85,000 have been rescued and brought to Italy.

Austria plans to increase border controls at the Brenner Pass, a key trade and transport route through the Alps that connects the two countries.


Tunisian in Austria Murders Elderly Couple to Teach the FPÖ a Lesson

Yesterday a culture-enricher brutally murdered an elderly couple in the Austrian city of Linz because the FPÖ, an immigration-critical political party, had hurt his feelings.

I don’t know how it is in Austria, but in much of the rest of the West the Gutmenschen would blame the FPÖ for this incident. The party’s “extremism” and “xenophobia” would be seen as the decisive factor in the perpetrator’s decision to stab, club, and burn his victims. The general rule is that right-wing politicians are always responsible for any bad thing that happens, and immigrants are never to blame for their violent deeds.


‘We don’t need them’: Austrian FM wants to end Islamic kindergartens to boost integration

Shutting down Islamic kindergartens where children have little or no command of German would be an efficient way to ensure the integration of migrants, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said.

The comment was made at a public event set up by Kurier newspaper.

“Of course, we don’t need them. There should be no Islamic kindergartens,” Kurz said when asked whether he would agree to completely get rid of such facilities.

According to the foreign minister, proficiency in German must become a gateway to Austrian society.

Immigrant children and others “who have little or no command of German” would have to attend kindergarten one year longer than their Austrian peers, he said.

An idea whose time has come.


Austria’s burqa ban kicks in this October

New Austrian legislation came into force on Friday that will ban the full-face Islamic veil in public places from October 1st.

The outlawing of the burqa or other clothing concealing the face follows similar moves in other countries in the European Union, starting with France in 2011.

In Austria, people who break the new law could be fined up to €150 ($168), according to the legislation approved by parliament in May and signed into law by the president this week.

Other measures include a clampdown on distributing extremist material, and immigrants being obliged to sign an “integration contract”.

A 12-month “integration programme” will include courses in “values” and the German language. Failure to attend can result in cuts to social security payments.


Islamist parents living in Austria ‘forced their five children to watch brutal ISIS execution videos to turn them into better jihadists’

Radical Islamist parents in Austria are accused of forcing their five children to watch ISIS execution videos.

The mother and father, 29 and 39, respectively, made their children watch the attacks to ‘turn them into better jihadists’, it is alleged.

The pair, who have not been publicly named, appeared before a court in Graz, Austria, this week on abuse charges.

The court heard how the pair took the children to Syria where they were then forced to watch gruesome beheading videos and ISIS battle scenes on a daily basis.


Populism is making a comeback in Europe, and Austria is leading the way

Last year’s Austrian presidential election looked like a turning point for the European Union. Alexander Van der Bellen, a soft left Eurofederalist (narrowly) defeated Eurosceptic Norbert Hofer, of the hard right Austrian Freedom Party, and Continental Europhiles went into 2017 with fresh hope that they might halt the tidal wave of Brexit, before it engulfed the EU.

Sure enough, this year France and Holland have both returned Europhile candidates, and Germany looks set to follow suit. The tide had turned, the pundits said. 2016 had been the high water mark of Populism. 2017 would be the year the EU fought back.

However, the tide in Europe may now be about to turn again, and once again the latest sea change is in Austria