Saturday, January 12, 2019

Charged with Assault for Defending Herself

We all remember New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, 2015-2016. At the time, gangs of Muslim migrants assaulted German women… in order to thank Angela Merkel for opening Germany’s arms to them.

That Merkel had invited gangs of criminals into the nation, and that she was willing to sacrifice young women to the gods of multiculturalism should have surprised no one.

By now, of course, the enlightened globalist liberals of Western Europe have decided that the best approach to migrant crime is to ignore it, not to report it, even to prosecute anyone who dares mention the ethnicity of the criminals.

There’s the cure for crime: decriminalize crime and criminalize anyone who dares think otherwise.

Anyway, this year in Vienna, Austria, a Muslim migrant molested a young Austrian woman during a New Years’ Eve street party. You would have thought that women would be safe partying on the street in Austria—after all, it’s not Germany—but you would be wrong.

The woman fought back. She defended herself. Isn’t that what she was supposed to do? And she slapped her attacker. And she broke his nose. Good!

The result: she is being charged with assault. Apparently, self-defense does not count as mitigating in liberal Austria. It’s another #MeToo moment.

The Daily Mail has the story:

A Swiss woman has been charged with assault after slapping an Afghan migrant who allegedly groped her during a New Year's Eve street party.

The unnamed woman, 21, was said to have left the man with a broken nose when he reportedly groped her during a party at the City Hall in the Austrian capital Vienna.

A fellow Swiss citizen and a conservative has offered to pay the fine:

After news of the charges against her were made public, a wealthy Swiss businessman has stepped in with an offer to pay the fine on her behalf. 

Former MP and bigwig of the conservative Swiss People's Party (SVP) Christoph Blocher was one of many that defended the actions of the 21-year-old woman. 

Blocher, an industrialist and influential figure in Swiss politics despite his retirement, said: 'If the woman gets punished, I will gladly pay the fine.'

He added: 'How should a woman defend herself otherwise if that is not allowed?'

Blocher admitted that he would have reacted in the same way if someone had tried to steal his wallet, for example.

Is it relevant that the man who offered to pay the fine is conservative? Is it relevant that we have not,to my knowledge, heard cries of outrage from the feminist left?

As for the young Afghan migrant, he belonged to a migrant gang that had learned from the example of Cologne that New Year’s Eve was a good time to assault Austrian women:

Local media alleged that a 20-year-old Afghan suspect was part of a migrant gang who were allegedly assaulting women in the crowd during the New Year celebrations.

According to the Vienna Police, the Swiss woman reacted angrily when she was fondled by the migrant and smacked him full in the face.

Witnesses called the police at 1.30am to report the incident.

At the same time, the suspect went to see cops on the square as he reportedly had a broken nose.

He was taken to hospital to be treated and a criminal charge for sexual harassment was filed against the 20-year-old Afghan, and a criminal complaint against the victim for GBH.

Under Austrian law, the police have a duty to file a criminal complaint when the alleged offence is of such severity that prosecutors have no choice but to pursue it. 

So, the man was charged with sexual harassment. The woman was charged with defending herself. It’s fair and equal. It's moral equivalence reduced to absurdity.


whitney said...

The worst part is the Afghan migrant went to the police himself. He knew he was going to win.

trigger warning said...

It's extremely unlikely that a woman's "slap" resulted in a broken nose. Maybe the reporter, like Barack Obama, doesn't speak Austrian. And more's the pity it was only the nose.

But the larger point about self-defense is well taken and bears frequent repetition. As affirmed by SCOTUS and noted by erstwhile Sheriff Israel after the Parkland school shooting, police have no Constitutional duty to protect.

Sam L. said...

Europe once stopped the Muslim invasion at the Gates of Vienna. Now Vienna invites them in.

trigger warning said...

Specifically, the Poles, led by the Lion of Lechistan, King Jan III Sobieski, not "Europe", stopped the Islamic horde at the Gates of Vienna. And the Poles are in the front line of resistance to the dhimmization of EUnikistan today.