Since October 2023, the Documentation and Counselling Centre Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Racism (Dokustelle Austria) has recorded more cases than in the months from January to September of this year. This significant increase reflects worrying trends and the realities of life for Muslims in Austria. The documented incidents range from graffiti to verbal assaults. Politicians and the media are contributing to the normalisation of general suspicions, while online platforms are increasingly characterised by comments glorifying violence.
As the Dokustelle Österreich, we are publishing our statement. The full statement can be read here: Statement