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‘Extremist Acts’ Increased in Austria Amid Migrant Crisis

Austria saw a sharp increase last year in incidents involving xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, following the arrival of large numbers of mostly Muslim migrants and refugees. Authorities pressed charges in about 1,690 cases related to right-wing extremism in 2015, the most to date in a single year and up from 1,200 in 2014, according to a report released Monday by Austria's domestic intelligence service BVT. The number of far-right "extremist acts" reported in...

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