A Viennese woman (23) was walking through the Josef-Strauss-Park on April 5th nearing 2:00 PM when she came upon the Chechen girl. The muslim girl was apparently provocatively asking “what are you looking at?”
The 23 year old snapped back and said “I can look at anything I want to!”, and then supposedly muttered under her breath “effing muslima”.
This apparently was enough for the veiled teenager to charge at the woman. Armed with a small kitchen knife she stabbed the woman three times in her upper body. One stab pierced her lung and injured the 23 year old seriously.
In shock, the injured woman ran out of the park and towards a person who dialed 911. When the ambulance arrived, the woman was able to speak and she was immediately brought to the hospital. Nothing further is known about her condition as of now. After the attack, the 16 year old Muslim girl – she is to be considered innocent until proven guilty – went to her school, where she was arrested by the police after a call to the school principal.
The girl has been charged for causing serious bodily harm. The Chechnen girl is now in detention. Whether the girl and the woman knew each other is not known, interrogations have not been made so far. It is entirely feasible that the Prosecutor will seek to charge the girl with attempted murder.