The leader of Austria's right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) has warned against radical Islam, Sharia law and the "fascist" Islamic State ahead of a demonstration the party has organised against a planned Islamic high school in Simmering, Vienna.

Heinz-Christian Strache also claimed that death threats had been posted to his Facebook page from a user calling themselves 'Isi Vienne', and he had reported them to the police.

He insisted that Thursday's demonstration, which will begin at 5pm outside the school site in Simmering, was intended as a peaceful protest. Left-wing groups will hold a counter demonstration and a few known neo-Nazis have said they will attend.

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