Strangely enough, these two sordid tales of cultural enrichment in Austria don’t sound a whole lot different from what happens in seamy low-life redneck neighborhoods in my part of the world. The female victim in the second article was probably veiled, but otherwise… it’s raw material for Johnny Cash.
Our Austrian correspondent ESW has translated two articles from the print edition of Österreich, January 14. First, from page 14:
Tunisian man (25) destroyed face of Afghani (49) in a bar in Graz
Brutal nose attack solved
Afghani asylum seeker’s nose amputated to the root [with a glass shard].
Styria — The brutal attack took place in the “Frühbar” in Graz [capital city of Styria]. At first, the investigators’ efforts were met with a wall of silence, but finally witnesses stepped forward, explaining that they saw a guest destroying a beer bottle in a back room of the bar, then attacking Abdolrahim S. Following the descriptions of witnesses, the Tunisian asylum-seeker Ramzi R. was apprehended and identified by the victim as the perpetrator. Reason for the attack: Lots of alcohol and derogatory words…
And from page 15, same newspaper:
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Victim (36) in critical condition after stabbing
Jealous Afghani attacks ex-wife with a knife
The man suspected his ex-wife of having an affair.
Vienna — Wednesday, shortly after 4 pm, shrill screams could be heard in Vienna’s 4th district. Seconds later a bleeding woman dragged herself to her next door neighbor and collapsed. Later, police were able to arrest 36-year-old Afghani by the name of Tamin N. The man is accused of stabbing his ex-wife Angel Y. (36), the mother of their three children.
For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.