Farid Hafez is a political scientist and Senior Research Scholar at the Bridge Initiative at Georgetown University. He is co-editor of the European Islamophobia Report and founding editor of the Islamophobia Studies Yearbook.
The Austrian Chancellor was forced to resign amid a corruption scandal. But the nominee for his succession, a loyalist career diplomat, is not likely to change anything that allowed the ‘System of Kurz’ to take grip of the country.
Austrian society is increasingly polarised politically and socially.
In the past, far-right parties would have been ostracised, but now it's a question of how to accommodate them. This poses dangers for minority rights, and in particular, Muslims.
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