Vienna: Burka-Wearer Attacks Teacher

An original translation from the Austrian news portal OE24:
Downtown Vienna

Burka-Wearer Attacks Teacher

photo: OE24/private

October 5, 2017
First Incident after 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 3 PM, a teacher (name known to the editors) notices a burka-wearer at the subway station Zieglergasse. She approaches her and tells her, that a full-body veiling is prohibited since October 1st: „I don’t care, I love Islam“, answers the fully black-clad woman.

„Within moments, dozens of young men assemble, clearly Muslims. They solidarize 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. Quickly, police officers intervene and protect 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.“

Translator’s note:
We have translated the new Austrian law into English for you:

Federal Law on the Prohibition of Veiling the Face in Public
(Anti-Face-Veiling-Law – AGesVG)
Aim
§ 1. The aim of this federal law is the encouragement of integration by the strengthening of participation in society, and by securing the peaceful living together in Austria.
Integration is a process that involves the entire society, and its success depends on the participation of everyone living in Austria, and it depends on personal interaction.
Ban of Veiling
§ 2. (1) Whoever, in public spaces or in public buildings, veils or covers his facial features with clothes or other items, in a way that they are not recognizable anymore, commits an administrative offense, and will be punished with a fee of up to 150 Euro. The administrative offense may be penalized by a traffic ticket according to § 50 VStG up to 150 Euro. Public spaces or public buildings are places that are always or at certain times accessible by a non-restricted group of people, including the non-stationary facilities of public bus-, rail-, flight- and nautic transport.
(2) It is not an offense against the prohibition of veiling according to paragraph 1 when the veiling or covering of the face is necessary by federal or national law, when it is part of artistic, cultural or traditional events or sports exercise, or when it is for reasons of health or profession.

You can find the original text in German here, on the Austrian government’s website.

11 Replies to “Vienna: Burka-Wearer Attacks Teacher”

  1. Veiling
    § 2. (1) Whoever, in public spaces or in public buildings, veils or covers his facial features with clothes or other …..”

    The law (as translated) refers specifically to “his facial features”. ?????

    Males of that barbaric ideology do not wear the veil ….. except, possibly, when engaging in criminal activity.

    • Well, the law also applies to motorcycle helmets and clowns’ masks and just everyone, so the pronoun needs to cover both male and female. “Sein” (his) covers both, but “ihr” (her) only refers to females.
      I could have used “their”, as in:
      their {pron} [non-gender-specific]
      but I thought that was politically correct.

  2. “The officers advised the teacher to be cautious: „Avoid such scenes in public, you might land in hospital with a knife in your stomach.“’

    From peaceful muslims?

    Or in the back from loving Socislists?

  3. Two words: INSTANT DEPORTATION

    All Muslims involved in this incident clearly have no intention of assimilating. Get rid of them.

  4. “The officers advised the teacher to be cautious: „Avoid such scenes in public, you might land in hospital with a knife in your stomach.“’

    In this case, paying taxes, and so salaries for police, is useless. Police, state, is useless. Wonder how to avoid paying taxes. I know I can end up with a knife in my back…but I was counting on police and justice system to protect me, because I pay them to do that. In this case, I’d better save my money.

  5. Which is more telling, the woman’s statement that she didn’t have to obey the laws or the police telling the teacher to be careful because she might get stabbed? The first tells volumes about the attitude of the Moslems, the latter tells volumes about the safety of the citizens and both show a rapidly deteriorating rule of law.

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