“The overwhelming majority of European states do not record Islamophobic incidents as a separate category of hate crime. The recording of anti-Muslim/Islamophobic crimes by the police as a separate category of hate crime is essential to uncover the real extent of this problem and to develop counter-strategies to combat it.
What is the history of Austria’s security politics vis-à-vis Islam? What are the factors explaining the new security politics? What are the implications of the new security politics? What can be done to counteract this new development?