Austria's media authority condemned on Monday the capital Vienna's biggest free daily newspaper Heute for an article deemed racist and insulting to Muslims.

The December article in Heute ("Today") reported that a suspect in a murder trial was the sort of person "who thankfully tends to live in the shadow of the moon crescent."

The newspaper, read daily by several hundred thousand commuters as well as children on their way to school, said that in such countries "during prayer the backside is higher than the head".

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