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ZARA, a Vienna-based NGO which works to combat racism and promote civil courage, released its annual Racism Report today - highlighting a spike in racially motivated attacks on Jews, Muslims, Roma and asylum seekers.

There was a slight increase in the number of reported racist attacks in 2014, 794 compared to 731 in 2013 - but what is more worrying according to ZARA is the significant increase in attacks which targeted certain groups of people, including Muslims and Jews.

ZARA's managing director Claudia Schäfer said the NGO had dealt with 61 cases which were anti-Muslim - almost double the amount of cases reported to them in 2013, and that the number of attacks had increased since August.


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