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34% of Austrians believe there is a high risk the country could be hit by another terrorist attack a year after the Islamist terror attack shook Vienna, a poll conducted by the Market Institut has found

Supporters of the right-wing FPÖ and the conservative ÖVP think there is still a high likelihood of another terrorist attack, with 62% of the FPÖ and 43% of the ÖVP voter base describing the risk as either “high” or “very high.”

Voters of the Greens and the liberal NEOS are less concerned. Only 18% of the Green electorate and 21% of the NEOS electorate said that they feel there is a “high” or “very high” risk that Austria could fall victim to another terrorist attack.

On 2 November 2020, a sympathiser of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ killed four people in the city centre of Vienna. While the attack has not been officially classified as ‘antisemitic’, the attack location was close to many Jewish institutions, one of them a synagogue.

On Tuesday, Austria commemorated the tragic incident, with multiple politicians and religious representatives participating in the memorial service.

The Jewish Religious Community (IKG) president, Oskar Deutsch, also attended the ceremony stating that the victims will not be forgotten.

“Our society and our community are now stronger,” Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said on Twitter. “We have to stand together against hate in all its forms,” he continued.

(Oliver Noyan | EURACTIV.de)

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