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Austrian Antisemitism Expert Fined for Claiming Academic Is Member of Muslim Brotherhood

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CHRIS TOMLINSON

A court has fined Austrian political scientist Michael Ley, an expert in Islamic antisemitism, for claiming a University of Salzburg professor was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Mr Ley was handed down a fine of 2,400 euros after being found guilty of incitement and slandering University of Salzburg professor Farid Hafez, Austrian tabloid Kronen Zeitungreports.
The political scientist had claimed Prof Hafez was an active member of the Muslim Brotherhood and said that one of the organisation’s goals was to destroy Judaism during the launch of his book Islamic Antisemitism in February.
Hafez made a legal complaint and the judge in the case demanded that Ley give sufficient proof to his claim the academic was a member of the Islamist body. The Brotherhood has had its symbols recently banned in Austria, along with other organisations including recognised terrorist groups such as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
When Ley could not provide sufficient evidence of membership, the case was granted to Hafez. Mr Ley told Kronen Zeitung that he will “certainly” appeal the decision, however adding, “But let’s face it, it will not be successful either.”
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