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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Green blasts FPÖ for alleged neo-Nazi contacts (Austria)

Green MP Karl Öllinger criticised the Freedom Party (FPÖ) today (Mon) for its alleged failure to have distanced itself from contacts with neo-Nazi individuals and organisations.

He called on FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache to do so. Öllinger charged that individuals in the FPÖ’s entourage had sent emails to alleged neo-Nazi websites "unzensuriert.at" and "alpen-donau.info" and that one had called for a military coup in Austria, "a scandal" in Öllinger’s words.

In response, FPÖ General Secretary Herbert Kickl said that "Öllinger’s assertions do not become any more truthful through repetition. Nazis have no place with us."

Claiming that the FPÖ had been trying to investigate the operator of the website alpen-donau.info, Kickl added efforts had been made to make it "an instrument of provocation against the FPÖ" that "Green ideological fanatics and their stooges" could exploit.

The recent apprehension of an infamous fascist by police may have triggered Öllinger’s charge.

Gottfried Küssel was arrested on 11 April.  The outspoken neo-Nazi is accused of cooperating with the people behind "alpen-donau.info", a controversial discussion platform of neo-Nazis on the internet. The site was taken offline last month after state prosecutors in Vienna asked their counterparts in the United States for support.

Austrian officials were forced to watch on as anonymous neo-Nazis posted hate messages against foreigners in German on the homepage. "Alpe-Donau" also made headlines for revealing the home addresses and private phone numbers of several journalists and left-wing politicians.

US officials vowed to cooperate with Austria in the matter. Viennese prosecutors failed to find a way to take action against "Alpe-Donau" for months after it became clear that the platform was being managed via a server located in the USA.

Küssel’s arrest came around half a year after investigators had confiscated data storage devices and documents at dozens of apartments and offices in Vienna. Around a dozen users of "Alpe-Donau" – which promoted events held by Küssel in cooperation with Czech neo-Nazis – have been identified in the meantime.

Investigators think that some of the suspected neo-Nazis may also have links to the FPÖ, the third-strongest political force in the federal parliament, according to recent reports. Strache has said many times over the past months that his party and he wanted to disassociate themselves from the disputed online forum.

Strache was pressed to speak out on the issue after participators of discussions on the website praised his party for its current policies. The FPÖ sparked outcry among most political competitors for campaigning against members of the Islamic community in Austria who are unwilling to integrate into society. Strache has warned of the creation of "parallel societies" in several speeches on the campaign trail in recent years. Surveys show that the right-wing party might come in first were Austrians asked to go to the polls in general elections this month.

Organisers of "Alpe-Donau" and people engaging in discussions in the website’s forum face several years in jail if prosecutors press charges under Austrian anti-Nazi propaganda regulations.

Austrian Times