01 Feb 2024 | Organizations

Factsheet: Österreichischer Integrationsfonds (ÖIF)

RELEVANZ: Der Österreichische Integrationsfonds (ÖIF) ist ein Fonds der Republik Österreich, der sowohl auf Bundes- als auch auf Landesebene für Integrationsangelegenheiten (gesellschaftliche Integration von Minderheiten) zuständig ist. In der Ära von Sebastian Kurz wurde der ÖIF als eine Plattform genutzt, um antimuslimische Ansichten durch Referenten und Berichte zu fördern und damit die antimuslimische Politik der Österreichischen Volkspartei (ÖVP) zu untermauern. read the complete article

17 Jan 2024 | Organizations

Factsheet: Der Wiener Akademikerbund

Der Wiener Akademikerbund wurde 1957 gehörte zur Österreichischen Volkspartei (ÖVP). Im Jahr 2011 wurde er formell aus der ÖVP ausgeschlossen, weil er das Verbotsgesetz von 1947 in Frage stellte, welches die Leugnung des Holocaust und die Verharmlosung der Nazi-Gräueltaten unter Strafe stellt. Der Wiener Akademikerbund ist eine rechtskonservative Denkfabrik (Think Tank), die für Neoliberalismus und christliche Werte einsteht. read the complete article

08 Jan 2024 | Law Enforcement

Factsheet: Operation Luxor

Operation Luxor was a large-scale police operation involving 940 officers targeting dozens of individuals and businesses that took place on November 9, 2020, in Austria. The government claimed the action aimed to “cut off the roots of political Islam.” In 2021, an Austrian court ruled that the raids were unlawful. In the three years since the raids, not a single person has been arrested or convicted. This “textbook example of governing with crime and fear” was conducted under Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who was known for his anti-Muslim policies. read the complete article

02 Nov 2023 | Individuals

Factsheet: Nina Scholz

Nina Scholz is a German political commentator and writer on Islamism based in Vienna, Austria. Scholz is often presented as an expert on Islam and Islamism by the Austrian media and policy circles. She produces many texts with Heiko Heinisch, with whom she served as an expert for Operation Luxor, an unlawful raid targeting the homes of 60 prominent Austrian Muslims. read the complete article

18 Aug 2023 | Organizations

Factsheet: Stop Extremism

IMPACT: Stop Extremism is a Europe-wide initiative demanding a stronger fight against extremism. It wants to introduce a joint EU-wide watch list of individuals and organizations that are labeled as extremists. A number of its... read the complete article

11 Oct 2022 | Individuals

Factsheet: Susanne Raab

IMPACT: Susanne Raab is the current Minister of Women and Integration of Austria. She joined the government of Sebastian Kurz of the Austrian People’s Party, which was responsible for many anti-Muslim legislations that have meanwhile... read the complete article

01 Feb 2022

Factsheet: Karl Nehammer

IMPACT: Karl Nehammer is the current Chancellor of Austria. Three days prior to being sworn in as Chancellor on December 6, 2021, he became the managing chairman of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP). Previously, he served as the Minister of the Interior from 2020 to 2021, General Secretary of the ÖVP from 2018 to 2020, and a member of the National Council from 2017 to 2020. He has been a key figure in supporting anti-Muslim policies. read the complete article