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Fri May 13, 2022, 09:53 AM

Report: Austria Sees Record Number of Antisemitic Incidents

Source: AP News

VIENNA (AP) — Antisemitic incidents reached a record high in Austria last year, according to a report published Friday. The statistics, compiled by the Jewish Community of Vienna, recorded 965 incidents in 2021 — the highest number since the organization began documenting them 20 years ago. That figure is an increase of 65% over the previous year, when there were 585 recorded incidents.

“The challenge of the rise of antisemitic incidents is a global phenomenon and we are working closely with all strands of society to combat the rise in antisemitic incidents,” said Oskar Deutsch, President of the Jewish Community of Vienna.

Among the incidents reported in 2021 in the Alpine nation of 8.9 million, the majority — around 60% — were accounts of “abusive behavior,” including in-person and online comments and messages. The next largest category, which made up 27% of total incidents, were mass mailings and literature containing antisemitic messages and stereotypes.

About 1% of the total incidents involved assaults or attempted assaults, 2.5% involved threats, and 10% involved damage and desecration. By far the largest proportion of incidents — 461, or 48% of the total incidents — could be attributed to people supporting right-wing, far-right and neo-Nazi movements...

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/religion-race-and-ethnicity-racial-injustice-austria-2d7c20bf8987a32c6f1ebc85b3f72d5a

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appalachiablue May 13 OP
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 10:13 AM

1. Why this hate? I have never understood why.

People are people. They get up in the morning, go to work, struggle to make ends meet, raise families.

Oh, that's right - the oligarchs don't want us to realize all we have in common with each other, because that realization will necessarily include how the oligarchs are gouging us for every penny, and how they are stripping our treasury to line their own pockets. The Jews, Muslims, people of color, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities. They pound wedges because it is the interest of the billionaire parasite class to keep us hating and mistrusting each other.

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Response to PatrickforB (Reply #1)

Fri May 13, 2022, 10:40 AM

2. It's a horror but useful to distract populations from

the real cause of social and economic unrest as you say. Dividing people, scapegoating the others. Hate could also relate to brain chemistry and have addictive effects, so I've read.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 10:51 AM

3. Austrian RW has been a focus of Putin's for some time.

Although there are historic roots to this Putin's trolls have fanned the flames. It has been reported that he has been seeding their organizations with money through 3rd party donations, much as he has funded RW groups throughout Europe.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #3)

Fri May 13, 2022, 10:57 AM

4. Thanks, Putin fueling rw extremism of course

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 11:19 AM

5. Make Nazis bad again

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