Nov. 6 (UPI) — Austrian authorities on Friday mentioned they shut down a mosque and an Islamic group linked to a terror assault in Vienna that left 4 victims useless earlier this week.
An area intelligence official additionally resigned in response to the taking pictures.
Integration Minister Susanne Raab and Inside Minister Karl Nehammer introduced they shuttered the Tewhid Mosque and the Melit Ibrahim Affiliation. They did so after a gathering with Umit Vural, the president of the Islamic Religion Neighborhood in Austria.
Raab mentioned the attacker, Fujtim Fejzulai, frequented the 2 places, neither of which held a “constructive perspective towards society and the state,” in accordance with the nation’s so-called Islam Legislation. She mentioned the choice to shut the places was not an assault on Islam.
“The aim of terrorism is to drive a wedge into our society — between Muslims and non-Muslims,” she mentioned.
Fejzulai, a 20-year-old with twin Austrian and North Macedonian citizenship, was shot and killed by police after he opened fireplace at a number of places Monday evening. Police mentioned he killed 4 individuals injured about two dozen others.
Austrian information company APA, in the meantime, reported that Erich Zwettler, Vienna’s head of intelligence, resigned in response to the taking pictures.
Fejzulai beforehand served 22 months in jail for trying to affix the Islamic State. The Washington Put up reported authorities did not change their threat evaluation of Fejzulai after his launch after figuring out he had been deradicalized in jail.
In Germany, police raided the properties and different places linked to 4 individuals linked to Fejzulai on Friday.