According to the report, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen stepped in, responding to these comments, and welcomed the baby on Facebook, reminding readers that "all men are born free and equal in dignity and rights," further condemning "hatred and agitation."
Newborn Asel Tamaga appeared in a picture in Austrian news outlets with her mother, who is seen wearing a hijab.
Comments on Facebook included "I'm hoping for a crib death" and "deport the scum immediately."
Some Austrians, meanwhile, expressed solidarity with the infant, including by raising money to support her family and launching a Facebook page for Asel to "show that love is stronger than hate, on Facebook just as in real life." The post garnered over 33,000 likes and 15,000 shares.
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