This Veil of Tears, Vienna: Burka-Wearer Attacks Teacher

by Egri Nök, An original translation from the Austrian news portal OE24:

Downtown Vienna: First incident after the veiling ban. It hasn’t been full week since the burka ban went into effect, and there was already a first major incident. In Vienna-Mariahilf, a fully-veiled Muslim attacked a teacher. Ten police officers had to intervene to protect the Austrian.

Mariahilfer Street, Wednesday afternoon: shortly after 3pm a teacher (name known to the editors) noticed a burka-wearer at the subway station Zieglergasse. She approached her and tells her that full-body veiling is prohibited as of October 1. “I don’t care, I love Islam,” answered the fully black-clad woman.

“Within moments, dozens of young men assemble, clearly Muslims. They act in solidarity with the burka-wearer, insult me as being a racist,” says the teacher. On the stairs to the subway station Zieglergasse, the burka-wearer attacked the teacher, pushed her to the ground with both hands, and said, that she wasn’t obliged to follow laws. The young men made fun of the Viennese. Police officers quickly intervened and protected the resident from the angry crowd.

The teacher: “They took my personal data, and took the burka-wearer to the police office, to identify her.” The officers advised the teacher to be cautious: “Avoid such scenes in public, you might land in hospital with a knife in your stomach.”…

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