Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz has confirmed his country’s determination to fight “political Islam” after a group of young people attacked a Catholic church in the Austrian capital Vienna.
“All Christians must have the possibility to worship freely and safely in Austria! “We will continue resolutely to fight political Islam and will not show any false tolerance here.”
He was commenting on an attack on a Catholic church in Vienna on Friday night.
Austrian media, citing police officials, reported that about 50 young men of Turkish origin attacked the church, chanting the words “God is greatest”. The attack resulted in material damage to the church, which was closed for security reasons following the attack
The entire incident was captured on CCTV footage showing young people looking southern, according to the police report. The deputy pastor called the police, but by the time they were there, the youths had already fled.
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Alle Christen müssen in #Österreich frei und in Sicherheit ihren Glauben ausüben können! Wir werden den Kampf gegen den politischen Islam entschieden weiterführen und hier keine falsche Toleranz zeigen.
Danke an alle Polizisten für ihren Einsatz! https://t.co/1Psz3C82vn
— Sebastian Kurz (@sebastiankurz) October 30, 2020