NEOS to Karner: Complete investigation and consequences after an anti-Semitic attack on the city temple

2023-10-22 13:09:05

Krisper: “How can it be that despite an increased terror alert level, increased property protection and a crisis cabinet, the security of the Jewish community is not guaranteed?”

Vienna (OTS) “How can it be that despite an increased terror alert level, increased property protection and a crisis cabinet, the security of the Jewish community is not guaranteed? How can it be that after the anti-Semitic attack in Vienna at the weekend, in which the Israeli flag was torn from the city temple, the responsible interior minister cannot find any words of apology? Instead of holding numerous press conferences, which cause more uncertainty and confusion, and crisis cabinets, which serve to stage the media, the federal government should actively protect the members of the Jewish community in Austria,” NEOS spokeswoman for internal affairs Stephanie Krisper responded to Statements by the Minister of the Interior in today’s “ORF Press Hour”.

“Where was the corrective instruction from the Minister of the Interior, the Director General of Public Security, the Federal Police Director?” asks Krisper. According to Krisper, it was “extremely strange” that Vienna State Police President Pürstl, according to “Kurier”, opposed the Constitutional Service’s recommendations for permanent surveillance of Jewish institutions: “If that is the case, we are no longer dealing with just one “It has to do with a careless underestimation of the current situation, but rather with a system failure!”

Krisper calls for rapid and complete clarification and consequences – and also announces a parliamentary question to the BMI: “It is important to clarify how this could have happened and why the Federal Police Director, the Director General of Public Security and the Interior Minister failed to act. instead of doing their work. Such a mistake must not go without consequences!”

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