Anti-Muslim Racism in Austria Reaches New High

PeopleOther ♦ Published: May 27, 2024; 20:20 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Documentation Center Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Racism (Documentation Center Austria) recently published worrying figures for the year 2023. A total of 1,522 cases of racist attacks on Muslims were recorded, which is the highest number since records began in 2015.

1,522 cases of racist attacks on Muslims were recorded by the Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Racism Documentation Center in 2023. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Bwag [CC BY-SA 4.0]

The head of the documentation center, Rumeysa Dür-Kwieder, presented the report in Vienna on Monday and emphasized that the escalation of violence in the Middle East following Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel on 7 October in particular had triggered a wave of anti-Muslim racism.

Key points in the report

More cases were reported from October to December…