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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Austrian Police Conduct Raids on Homes of Suspected Radical Islamists

Austrian police have raided more than 60 homes of personalities allegedly linked to radical Islamists a week after the deadly local shooting.

Austrian police have raided more than 60 homes of personalities allegedly linked to radical Islamists a week after the deadly local shooting.

The said raids took place in the regions of Styria, Carinthia, Lower Austria, and Vienna regions.

The Styria region prosecutors’ office explained that the raids were part of investigations against more suspects and against several associations that are suspected of belonging to and supporting extremist groups such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The prosecutor’s office however clarified that “the operation has no connection to the terror attack in Vienna of November 2.”

The prosecutor’s office charged the Muslim Brotherhood with trying to set up an Islamic state on the basis of Islamic law in all countries on Earth and for their associations with Hamas which is considered a terrorist movement. 

The Austria Press Agency reported that 70 individuals were under investigation while 30 were taken in for questioning during the raids.

Interior Minister Karl Nehammer clarified that the police action was aimed at “cutting off the roots of political Islam.”

“We are acting against these criminals, extremist and inhuman organizations with all our strength,” said Nehammer.

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