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To be more precise, these "individual cases" were anti-Semitic statements, hate speech against refugees, or complaints about Muslims on social media. But we have now been given enough time to assess the current coalition in this regard: are these really individual cases, or a consistent pattern of racism?
Der Standard provides us with an overview of every "case" in the last forty days.
The author, Eric Frey, adds that:
"The FPÖ remains a populist protest force, who, after many undeserved electoral successes, [...] does not really know what to do with its power."
Just a few "individual cases" since the election:
- FPÖ candidate Udo Landbauer is found to have a Nazi songbook
- FPÖ Interior Minister Kickl wants to keep refugees "concentrated" in one place
- The FPÖ council sends Christmas greetings with Nazi propaganda
- An FPÖ politician kicked out of the party for doing a Nazi salute will receive a mandate in the Bundesrat