The Austrian government is set to amend the laws which govern the use and possession of firearms so that illegal immigrants and asylum seekers will no longer have access to purchasing them.
The new changes to the extant amendment to the Weapons Act, which was approved Thursday by the Internal Committee of the National Council prohibits asylum seekers and migrants living in Austria illegally from access to firearms. The bill, which will take effect in March of next year, also looks to manage the use of arms by security agencies and police, a press release from the government stated. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Juncker says no to more referendums on EU membership because he fears for his pension.
However there are two separate issues here and referenda for a variety of issues will be used all over Europe to dilute and divert emotion and attention away from the federal elephant in the room.”
Is this the most important time in the EU’s history?
Italy and Austria take votes at the beginning of December that could destabilize or even end the euro and the EU itself.
This is part of a destabilizing trend that we’ve long noted and anticipated, some 16 months ago with the destruction of the EU’s Schengen agreement that used to stand for free-travel throughout Europe.
The two potential upheavals are the Italian referendum and the Austrian election, both of which are set to occur on the same day, December 4th. Continue reading »
As Sunday’s Austrian presidential election looms, anti-mass migration candidate Norbert Hofer blasted German Chancellor Angela Merkel accusing her of allowing terrorists into Europe.
In the latest debate, aired on Austria’s ATV network, populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) presidential candidate Norbert Hofer said that Merkel’s migrant policies were “causing serious damage to Europe” and claimed that the result of her open door policy last year allowed for well over a million migrants “including terrorists to trek through Austria”, reports Zeit Online. Continue reading »
The left-wing extremist Antifa group plan to march from Vienna’s busiest shopping district to the anti-mass migration Freedom Party (FPÖ) headquarters and “visit” several right-wing fraternities along the way.
The march, dubbed, “F*ck Hofer” is set for Saturday, the day before the Austrian presidential election that sees FPÖ candidate Norbert Hofer square off against ex-Green party leader Alexander Van der Bellen. The Antifa group say that they will march from the Mariahilfestrasse shopping district to the headquarters of the FPÖ hitting several “targets” along the way, reports Kronen Zeitung.
Aside from the FPÖ headquarters the extremists plan to “visit” several right-wing fraternities in the Josefstadt district known as the Burschenshaft. These fencing fraternities, which were formed by students who resisted Napoleon and played a large role in the 1848 revolutions, are linked to the FPÖ as Norbert Hofer himself is a member of the Marko-Germania fraternity. Continue reading »
Austria has suffered a sharp uptick in the number of criminal complaints made against migrants over the last year, latest figures from the interior ministry show.
Vienna saw the highest number of complaints made against migrants, with 960 criminal complaints made against Afghanis in the city between January and August of this year, up from 730 for the whole of 2015.
During the same period, criminal charges against Algerian migrants increased from 1,229 to 1,353, and for Nigerians, the numbers went up from 1,168 to 1,280. Overall, there was a 38.8 per cent rise in the number of criminal complaints made against migrants since the beginning of 2015.
The amount of crime committed by migrants was already significant: last year there were an astonishing 42,010 crimes against property offences committed by migrants, and a staggering 23,951 charges of bodily harm brought. Continue reading »
A 72-year-old woman who needs constant medical care after being brutally raped by a migrant last year has never recovered and is now dying.
Breitbart London reported on the brutal case in which an Austrian pensioner was assaulted and raped in September 2015 by a 17-year-old Afghani migrant. Unser Tirol 24 has reported that more than one year on, the daughter of the 72-year-old, identified as Christina F., has said that her mother’s “body, mind, and especially her soul has given up”. Continue reading »
Investigators in the Austrian cities of Graz and Vienna have made a series of arrests of migrants who they have caught carrying and attempting to sell over €300,000 worth of street drugs.
Austrian police have arrested 30 migrant drug dealers, mostly from North Africa, in a successful drug bust under the came name “Operation Lara”. In addition to the €300,000 worth of street drugs, investigators also seized €92,000 euros in cash during the operation, reports Austrian paper Kurier. Continue reading »
A woman was left with damage to her cervical spine after she and her husband’s Halloween stroll with their children was interrupted by a savage attack by asylum seekers.
The couple, their five children, and three children who were family friends were horrified when two Afghans burst from a hedge to attack the family in a park in Kremsmuenster Monday night.
Austrian father Christian Sch., as he has been named in the country’s media, was attacked at around 8pm after he and his wife heard loud music emanating from a bush in Hofwiese Park. Continue reading »
- Vladimir Putin has spoken of disbelief in EU’s handling of migrant crisis
- He cited the case of a 10-year-old boy raped by an Iraqi migrant in Austria
- Leader claimed that a society that can’t defend its children has no future
- He also added that it highlighted a ‘dilution of national values in Europe’
Vladimir Putin has waded into the migrant crisis condemning Europe’s handling of asylum seekers and saying a case of child rape in Austria ‘dilutes national values’.
The Russian president has largely kept quiet over the refugee crisis in Europe but has now spoken out of his disbelief over its handling claiming that a continent that ‘can’t protect its children’ has no future.
His comments come off the back of a case in Austria last week, which saw an Iraqi migrant have his conviction of raping a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in Vienna overturned.
He was originally convicted of the crime but it was overturned because a court didn’t prove he realised the boy was saying no. Continue reading »
A TEENAGE Somali migrant has been arrested after breaking into a hospital and trying to sexually assault a female patient.
The attempted sex attack is alleged to have happened in the psychiatric department of the University Hospital of Innsbruck, Austria.
State police said the 18-year-old migrant targeted a 29-year-old female patient but she was able to press an emergency button next to her bed to alert nursing staff who pulled him off. Continue reading »
An editor of Austria’s largest paper, Kronen Zeitung, is to be tried for hate speech over a commentary he wrote about the migrant crisis last year.
On 25 October 2015, Christoph Biro wrote of the masses of migrants who were travelling through the Styrian countryside and remarked on the assaults and property damage committed by migrants, reports Kurier.
Calling the majority of the migrants “testosterone-driven Syrians”, Mr. Biro recounted the multiple reports of migrants carrying out, in his words, “extremely aggressive sexual assaults”.
He also detailed Afghan men had slashed the seats of the trains that were transporting them to Germany because they refused to sit where Christians had previously sat. Continue reading »
Former European Union (EU) Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) presidential candidate Norbert Hofer locked horns at a talk in Geneva where Barroso described Hofer’s migrant policies as ‘Nazi-like’.
On Thursday night the Geneva International Studies University held a panel discussion in which Mr. Barroso used the discussion to tar Mr. Hofer’s migrant policies as something out of the Nazi era, reports Kronen Zeitung. Continue reading »
Citizens in the Austrian capital couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw a refugee in what appears to be a religious frenzy, throwing himself on the hood of a driving car while shouting “Allahu Akbar” in the Vienna Absberggasse on Saturday.
This cell phone footage is from a shocked passerby that filmed the scene. In the video you can see the 21 year old Syrian refugee repeatedly exclaiming that god is great before he charges a driving car and jumps on its windshield. After he is dragged down, he goes on to take off his jacket and shirt and jumps onto a tram where he tries to electrocute himself. He fails and is arrested.
The refugee is now in a hospital for a suspected psychosis, the Austrian KRONE reports.
The Austrian domestic intelligence agency has warned law makers that there could be a hot bed of Islamic radicalisation developing in the region of Styria.
Director of the Federal Office for State Protection and Counter-terrorism (BVT), Peter Gridling is warning law makers in Austria not to overlook the growing number of Islamists being radicalized on Austrian soil. Austria’s domestic intelligence agency chief worries that in regions like Styria both home grown Islamists who have been radicalized as well as newcomers from Syria could pose a threat to Austria’s security in the future reports Kleine Zeitung. Continue reading »
The grand coalition government of Austria has announced its budget for 2017 and has revealed a massive €2 billion cost for migrants – well above most predictions.
Finance Minister Hans Jörg Schelling of the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) announced that the state would be examining the bill for the housing and care of migrants, reports Austrian broadcaster Oe24.
The ministry of finance also released figures breaking down the costs of asylum seekers for the previous two years which were well below the two billion euros proposed in the budget. According to the report in 2014, the government spent €600 million on asylum seekers and in 2015 the number increased to around one billion. The new figure is double that of 2015 but it is also based on the proposed 37,500 “ceiling” for migrants. Continue reading »
VIENNA, Austria — During a mass brawl between migrants from Chechnya and Turkey in the Austrian capital a passerby was pushed into the path of an oncoming tram.
The victim, a Serbian man, was struck by a tram when one of the brawlers pushed him onto the tracks, reports Austrian paper Kronen Zeitung.
The Serbian sustained severe injuries with his legs being directly hit by the oncoming tram at the intersection of Knöllgasse and Quellenstraße in Vienna’s Favoriten district. The Favoriten district is well known for its high population of migrants from Turkey, Chechnya, and the Balkan states and is a low-income area.
The wave of newcomers who entered Austria during the migrant crisis will cause social benefits spending to soar by 35 per cent, a report has revealed.
The latest research shows that the majority of people receiving welfare in Austria never progress to permanent jobs. With particularly bad employment prospects for migrants, local authorities say the system should be reformed after last year’s influx. Continue reading »
Afghan Muslims, ages 15 & 16, were behind most of the sexual assaults. Officials say they need more police on the streets but the only way to stop sexual violence like this is to stop ALL Muslim immigration.
Notice at the end of this video, Mo Ansar, Tommy Robinson’s favorite British Muslim friend, pooh poohs such curfews and says they unfairly discriminate against Muslims.
H/t reader kevin a.
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A mass brawl between asylum seekers and LASK Linz FC football supporters saw several people injured in the old city of Linz over the weekend.
Up to 40 asylum seekers and LASK Linz FC supporters were involved in a massive brawl in one of the oldest districts during the early hours of Saturday morning following a LASK match that took place earlier Friday afternoon. Police say that the supporters clashed with the asylum seekers near a restaurant on the Badgasse in downtown Linz leaving several injured from both sides, reports Austrian broadcaster ORF. Continue reading »
An Austrian conservative politician has slammed the ruling coalition in Vienna after revealing that new migrants receive more benefits than retired farmers.
Club chairman of the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), Reinhold Lopatka, has called to the attention of the ruling coalition that new asylum seekers are paid more than retired Austrian farmers, although they have never paid into the welfare system. Mr. Lopatka called on the Socialist party leader and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern to address the issue, though the reaction from his socialist party and the Greens was largely negative, reports Kronen Zeitung. Continue reading »
The head of Austria’s anti-human trafficking force has claimed much of the profit of people smugglers in the Middle East and North Africa is making its way into the bank accounts of Islamic State.
Russian airstrikes have largely destroyed the ability of Islamic State to sell cheap oil on the black market, which, along with ransoms from kidnapping, was for a time their main source of income. Now according to Gerald Tatzgern, the head of Austria’s anti-human trafficking force, the group is being funded by people smuggling and is intentionally protracting the migrant crisis, reports Kurier. Continue reading »
Four teenage boys received light sentences after they were all accused of not only supporting the Islamic State terrorist group, but also creating videos to promote their ideas.
A court in the Austrian city of St. Pölten handed out light sentences to four teenage boys who stood accused of creating propaganda videos for the Islamic State terror group (ISIS). The boys who were all 16-years-old, were all convicted of spreading propaganda fro the group but none will face prison time as two were handed a suspended sentence and the remaining pair were given probation, reports Austria’s largest paper Kronen Zeitung. Continue reading »
A city in Austria has mandated a curfew for underage migrants after a series of sex attacks at a festival over the past few days and has essentially put the migrants under house arrest.
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Twenty-one per cent of all crimes committed by foreigners in Austria are committed by asylum seekers – a number greatly disproportionate to the population of non-Austrian nationals.
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The populist anti-mass migration Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) has stirred up controversy by celebrating the 333 year anniversary of the end of the Turkish siege of Vienna.
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The number of illegal migrants who have entered Austria this year has been revealed to be over 120,000 – far more than the supposed government limit of 37,500.
According to an inquiry by a member of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) the real figure for illegal border crossings into the central European state from January to July is 129,882. The figure is much larger than the government’s limit of 37,500, which was meant to trigger a shut down on all migration, reports Austrian paper Heute. Continue reading »
Sweden, Denmark, and Austria are seeking tough new powers to deter migrants, the latter two proposing to instantly turn back so-called asylum-seekers at their borders.
The Austrian government announced Tuesday they are receiving advice on how to turn back migrants within an hour, as well as capping the number of asylum requests it accepts, EurActiv reports.
On the same day, the Danish government proposed a law giving police the power to reject “asylum seekers” at their borders in times of crisis – times such as last year, when a million strong wave arrived after the German Chancellor suspended the Dublin agreement and invited unlimited numbers into the continent. Continue reading »