Austrian Police Charge Woman For Hitting Migrant Who Molested Her
The victim fractured the attacker’s nose, and he ran to police for medical care
Austrian police have changed a young woman with inflicting bodily harm for defending herself against a sexual molester, local newspapers report. The incident took place during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Vienna’s landmark City Hall square, where a 21-year-old Swiss woman pushed back an Afghan migrant who tried to assault her.
The woman also filed charges of sexual harassment against the man. Several eye witnesses corroborated the women’s testimony. The Afghan apparently harassed other women at the venue as well, media reports say.
Three years ago, the western German city of Cologne witnessed mass sexual assaults on the New Year’s Eve as thousands of migrant men raped, assaulted, and robbed more than 1200 women. So far, only a handful of these perpetrators have been brought to justice.
The Swiss woman could face fines under the country’s law, Vienna-based tabloid Blick reported citing an Austrian legal expert.
German newspaper Die Welt covered the incident on Friday:
In Vienna, a young woman was inappropriately touched by a man at the City Hall square (Rathausplatz). The 21-year-old woman, a Swiss tourist, was on her way to the big New Year’s Eve party in the capital with her three female friends, the Austrian media reports.
Around 1.30 hours, a man touched the young women from behind. In almost a reflex, the women turned around and hit the man. The man suffered a nasal bone fracture. He turned to the security personnel, was taken to a hospital, and was reported to the police by the woman for sexual molestation.
The 20-year-old Afghan man denies any wrong doing. However, “the witnesses said that the Afghan man had groped several women,” the Police spokesman Harald Sörös said. The woman, too, faced consequences for the incident: She was charged by the police with bodily harm and might have face a trial. [Translation by the author]
Despite massive police deployment, the city of Cologne again witnessed chaotic scenes this News Year’s Eve. German newspapers reported pitched street fights between ‘young men’ and Cologne police. Police officers and first responders were attacked in several German cities on the New Year’s Eve.
Growing incidents of migrant crime in Europe have eroded public confidence in the police and justice system. The number of weapons permits in Germany has skyrocketed since Chancellor Merkel opened the country’s borders to immigrants in the spring of 2015. According to official figures released in December, German authorities issued 600,000 licenses for non-lethal weapons in past four years, an increase of 130 percent.
The incident in Vienna once again highlights how virtue-signalling European institutions have failed the women of Europe. In today’s Europe, the well-being of an able-bodied migrant trumps the rights and safety of a sexual assault victim.
The self-proclaimed champions of women’s rights have failed the European women too: no outrage from the women’s rights activists on either aide of the Atlantic, not a word from thousands of angry feminists who took to the streets of Europe donning ‘pussy hats’ just two years ago.
Dutch MEP Marcel de Graaff, ‘EU to ‘criminalize’ criticism of open borders migration.’
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There aren’t any words for this insanity
I really have no understanding of countries complete dereliction of their job to protect their citizens, and the complete collapse of the real women’s rights champions.
They have no idea that society’s have allowed Trans and non citizens to just pass them buy, often at women’s peril, including rape and murder.
“There aren’t any words for this insanity…”
Hell there aren’t. One comes to mind: fascism.
This is akin to the American left flooding the nation with illegals (and keeping America’s current minority underclasses dependent) who will become a dependent class, and who will vote themselves welfare benefits – something that will be unavailable to the rest of us.
In other words, the dependent class (who will be the majority of the nation) will vote themselves benefits (and oppressive income taxes) by voting democrat. For the rest of of us, that will mean we will be slaves for the dependent class, while the likes of pelosi loot the government and remain in the elite class.
We’d all better understand this, or we’ll be slaves without chains – unless we buck the system, then the likes of lois lerner will be trotted out to find a way to imprison us.
“Hitler-Cortez” is no joke.
Nor is Rashida Tlaib: now she cries, “We’ll impeach the m——er,” but will one day cry (about us) “we’ll shoot the m——ers.”
Who will do her bidding? Think about her son standing next to her when she shouted the profanity above: he’s being groomed to be a good Nazi soldier.
Then there’s that racist/bigot Ilhan Omar, who openly hates Jews and Christians.
These psychos are in positions of high power in our government!
Obdumbo’s real animus and hatred was furiously hidden by the democrat media, but the arrogance of these fanatical racist fanatics is now for all to see.
This is akin to the KKK members being elected to congressional seats and shrieking threats to black people.
The war is finally here, right out in the open. If we don’t smash it now – including breaking the left’s stranglehold on the media and our schools – it’s only a short time until the bullets start flying, the bombs go off and the burnings begin.
Except that you won’t smash it without bullets flying. Catch-22.
But, there are words. The ones that come most readily to mind are “moral cowardice”, or perhaps “appeasement” as used by Neville Peace-in-Our-Time Chamberlain.
The most accurate words, of course, are cultural suicide. The finest ideals that mankind has ever conceived are being thrown aside in order to placate Islam, a barbarous ideology falsely peddled as a religion. When things such as this arise, my first thought goes to other words spoken more than two centuries ago and still valid today:
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” — Patrick James Henry, Patriot
Well, yes there are. There are plenty of words. It’s just that Macron, Merkel, and May will impose fines on Facebook, Twitter, et al if they don’t ban them.
I wonder how she’ll vote in the next election.
“When rape is inevitable relax and enjoy it” used to be a joke way before the PC era. Now the polizei in Austria are making it gummint policy, at least when “migrants” are the rapists.
The gal one-punched the coward and broke his nose. I believe this qualifies as a feel good story of the week.
I hope prosecuters bring this one to trial. I want to see the coward publicly humiliated.
I want the prosecutors to be publicly humiliated. They need to be cast in the same light as the molester.
Her aim was at the wrong part of his anatomy.
When self-defense is not within the law, the lawless have truly won the day. We are witnessing mass insanity by those who rule us.
Sacrificing a woman, a baby, for the cause of social progress, is, apparently, a virtue.
“We are witnessing mass insanity by those who rule us…”
Are you going to sit by and watch it like it’s some tv show? Remember: they’re coming for us – and that means YOU.
When they come for me I have decided to sacrifice my ammunition supply to appease them … one round at a time.
I think we are witnessing evil. The people who are calling the shots are psychopaths who are determined to rule as gods.
Take a step back from the event and ask “Why?” What is the purpose of this? The police know what they are doing — following orders. Anybody with an IQ above room temperature knows this is wrong. So, why are they doing this? The leftist women’s groups know this is wrong. Why the silence? They all want women to be victims. Why? Why do I think about the Reichstag fire?
What is the real agenda that is in play?
asked myself same question.
no good answers.
its like they are so afraid of bringing another ruler into power that threatens the world (when I was in germany in 80’s this was real fear, suspect austria same) they are bending over backwards in political correctness w/o realizing they risk the same thing they fear.
It’s the Maoists-Leninist globalists. I know, obvious. America’s Red Guard are busy doing the same open borders thing here. They denounce the opposition on Twitter and Facebook walls. Search ‘black bloc+brenner pass riot’.
Austria has pushed back on Merkel’s open borders policy. I’ve seen their conservative party smeared in the EU/UK press.
Austrian official backs changes to EU right to free movement
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Updated: May 30, 2018
BERLIN — Austria’s vice chancellor is suggesting that the European Union should consider changes to rules allowing its members’ citizens to work in all 28 EU countries (…) Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s government has generally taken a hard line on migration, particularly of asylum-seekers.
Austria sticks to migration cap despite EU legal warning:
(…) Vienna announced it would let in no more than 3,200 people and cap asylum claims at 80 per day from Friday as it tries to cut immigration, drawing criticism from the European Union’s migration chief.
They are terrified that their negligence will be exposed. They are terrified of Muslims.
The agenda is simple: cow the population into acquiescence, or at least silence. f you complain about government policy, if you seek justice for injury predictably caused by such policy, they make YOU the subject of government prosecution. Soon nobody will complain — or the government will fall. One of the two.
Australia has become nothing more than Britain with drains that swirl the other direction.
And Australia has lots of animals and insects that are more than happy to kill you. Australia does have one common feature with the UK: the Muzzies in each respective place are more than willing to kill you simply because you’re a kafir (that’s Muzzie lingo for non-Muslim).
I now feel like a blasted fool for the previous comment. I misread the country name. Any chance my above comment can be deleted?
(It still sounds like something Australia would do, though…)
Tell ya what…I won’t make fun of your gaffes, if you promise not to make fun of my gaffes! 😀
Besides, it is more fun to make fun of R-Rump (aka Rags).
That’s OK… Prez Obama said the Austrians speak Austrian. Who knew?
I have read that Hitler kept his Austrian accent.
Don’t be too hard on yourself. Both counties, Austria and Australia, are trying very hard to be good secularist, submitting to the wishes of their Mohammedan visitors. Visitors who want to run those countries.
The elites don’t understand their own people, and they definitely don’t understand the Mohammedans. The elites think once they replace their unsuitable populations with Muslims, the elites will still be in charge. They are wrong. The Communists in China putting Muslims in re-education camps might have a chance, since Muslims are a smaller minority in China. Once the Muslim population reaches certain levels the problems of peace and assimilation increase exponentially. By the way, survey says the happiest Muslims in the world are in the non-Muslim countries with the smallest Muslim populations. The most unhappy Muslims are in Muslim countries. The people of Iran are mostly unhappy with their Muslim government.
This is exactly where the Democratic Party is heading.
I was saying years ago with utmost regret that the day would come when European women would be violated twice. Multiple times, really.
This article makes some interesting conclusions based upon a striking lack of detail. What we know, from the article is that a man touched a woman, in an unspecified manner, from behind. The woman turned around an struck him in the nose, breaking it. She claimed that he touched her inappropriately, which may have been supported by witnesses [again we do not have any specific report that the touching was actually witnessed] .
Now, ignoring the fact that this happened in Austria, not the US, Several factors come into play, if this is going to be self defense. These include the exact nature of the contact, whether the contact was continuing when the woman turned, and whether the damage done by the woman was reasonable. None of this is known to us. So, about the only evidence we have in this case is the man’s broken nose. Now, in a lot of, perhaps most, jurisdictions in the US, the police would most likely not make an arrest or prefer charges in this case. The involved parties would be referred to the local prosecutor’s office to directly file charges. Things may be different in Austria.
I am not concluding anything. I am just stating the facts as reported in Austrian/German media.
I do connect the incident to the wider issue of surging migrant crime. We would be seeing international headlines if the identity of the victim and perpetrator were other way around.
Actually, you ARE making conclusions. I refer you to the title of the piece. In it you use the term “molested”. Yet nowhere in the piece do you support that claim, with the exception of saying that the woman claimed the man inappropriately touched her, from behind. That covers a heck of a lot of ground. Was contact made with the woman’s genitals or breast? Was the woman roughly and forcefully grabbed by the buttocks? Was she slapped on the buttocks or pinched? Was she merely bumped? We have no idea as what happened was not clearly reported. And, such facts have a profound effect on whether the woman’s action was justified.
As to whether this would have been reported is a valid point. However, it can be just as easily argued that it would not have been reported at all if the people involved were ethnic Austrians. This type of thing probably happens thousands of times a year, in Austria, and never makes the news. So, it is just as likely that it was reported specifically because the man WAS an immigrant. What you did was to take an incident, which involved not one but two immigrants [one a resident and one a foreign tourist] and immediately present it as an example of rising criminal activity based solely upon the fact that the man was a resident immigrant.
Now, whether the parties involved were ethnic Austrians, immigrants or foreign tourists should not matter to the police at all. What should matter, and what we all would want to matter, is if the actions of the parties are justified under the law. In many states in the US, if the man intentionally grabbed the woman, without her consent and without exigent circumstance [keeping her from falling, etc], this would be a misdemeanor crime of battery. If it involved contact with primary or secondary sexual characteristics [breasts or genitals] this might well elevate it to a sexual crime. Then there is the actions of the woman, which must be considered. Intentionally punching a person in the nose is a criminal act almost everywhere. However, a defense to that act being found to be criminal is if it was done in necessary self defense or the defense of another. The authorities have to collect evidence, assess that evidence and then come to a preliminary judgement on whether that evidence supports a criminal charge, fails to support a charge or exonerates a person from criminal charges based upon lawful self defense.
My point was that clearly reported facts fail to establish that there was any miscarriage of justice in this case. Without that, this is nothing more than two people behaving badly at a New Years Eve celebration.
From the article: “The 20-year-old Afghan man denies any wrong doing. However, ‘the witnesses said that the Afghan man had groped several women,’ the Police spokesman Harald Sörös said.”
So there is witness evidence that he acted improperly by groping several women. Apparently, the Swiss woman was the only one who did anything about it, and she’s being made to pay a price for it.
“nothing more than two people behaving badly at a New Years Eve celebration.”
I strongly disagree. There is clearly a victim and a perpetrator here. Would you talk like this if the man was a native Austrian and the woman an Afghan refugee?
It’s obvious he grabbed her arse and she clocked him for it. He earned it.
I can’t see a US prosecutor outside of Dearborn taking a case like this. Now if it were a woman feeling up a man who had gotten punched for her transgressions it would be no surprise to see him being prosecuted (and her getting no charges at all).
When exactly did the neutering of European men begin? The end of WW2? Until these invaders start getting discovered out in the woods or in a shallow grave somewhere after perpetrating violent crimes against the women, more of the same will continue to happen. If Europeans don’t start taking matters into their hands (because their govt’s are no help) nothing is going to improve.
Austrians must be proud —
At last, fresh immigrant blood, able-bodied men who courageously step up and do the molesting that the average respectable Austrian would never dream of doing.
Well done, Austrian officials. I’m sure you’re making your constituents proud — well, that is, as long as your consider your primary constituency to be “hey, this is just what we culturally do, don’t you know” immigrants like the accused.
The women of European thank all the open-borders folks —