Radical Mosques to Be Closed in Austria

7 ноября, 2020 18:00

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DUSHANBE, 07.11.2020 (NIAT Khovar) – The Austrian police continue the search for possible accomplices and ideological inspirers of the Viennese shooter, reports Euronews TV channel.

Eight people are reported to be in custody. They are suspected of assisting the criminal in preparing the terrorist attack on November 2. Four of them have already been convicted under the articles on terrorism.

On Friday, the authorities ordered the closure of mosques professing radical ideas. Counterintelligence data became one of the reasons for the decision. According to them, Kujtim Fejzulai regularly visited the capital’s two mosques. These visits are supposed to have contributed to his radicalization.

Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer also announced the dismissal of the head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. He is accused of committing incorrect actions after receiving information from foreign special services. There were signals from Slovakia about Feyzulai’s attempts to acquire ammunition. Despite this, surveillance had not been established.

It is reported that in a number of German cities in Lower Saxony, Hesse and Schleswig-Holstein, apartments and offices were searched. Four young people who live and work there, according to the investigation, had met with the attacker. Two, presumably, had visited him in the summer in Vienna.

The 20-year-old Feyzulai, a North Macedonian, who also had Austrian citizenship, was convicted of attempting to join ISIS in Syria and was released early last year. On Monday he started shooting in the center of Vienna, killing four people, wounding more than 20, before he was shot by the police.

7 ноября, 2020 18:00

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