Twitter up in arms after ex-Austrian MP says that girls wear headscarves to avoid migrant assaults
An interview with an ex-MP suggesting that Austrian-born girls wear headscarves to hide the fact they aren’t Muslims and to prevent assaults from migrants on the streets of Vienna has triggered a storm on social media.
Marcus Franz, a doctor and former MP from the conservative Austrian People’s Party, made the comments on local TV last week.
“I myself know fathers who, when their daughters come home in the evening when they live in the problem area, give them headscarves so they won’t be recognized as Austrians. I know this personally, in the 15th district [of Vienna], this is a fact,” Franz said.Also on rt.com No parallel societies: Austria wants headscarf ban in kindergartens and primary schools
Franz also stated that his experience as a doctor tells him that women are afraid because of repeated “micro-aggressions” happening on the streets of Vienna, especially in districts with a lot of migrants.
Doctor and former MP Marcus Franz says white girls in Vienna, Austria have begun wearing Islamic headscarves to prevent street harassment by male Muslim migrants. pic.twitter.com/SUSfiLUjlq— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) February 4, 2019
Franz’s words provoked a heated discussion on Twitter, with many alarmed over the current state of affairs.
Excuse me? What is going on? Since when minority rules over majority.— simple sardonic (@simplesardonic) February 4, 2019
This is pure madness . Viennese women now to live in fear as the go about their daily affairs ; afraid to live in their own city .— Eddard (@Jamcyril) February 4, 2019
This is truly awful. I wonder though if that is the plan ? yet another way of Islamifying the West. 😕— linda westmore (@lindawestmore) February 4, 2019
Austrians afraid to be Austrian in Austria...? pic.twitter.com/qJkUUwu9fi— -[jujubean]- (@mug_modnar) February 4, 2019
The conservative politician’s revelations led some to speculate on the future: “Great, now they’ll be expected to follow Sharia,” one person wrote.
Great, now they’ll be expected to follow Sharia.— platinum blond (@SchatzAnders) February 4, 2019
Others said Franz’s words are an open secret. “Swedish girls have done that for years,” one person commented.
I'm absolutely shocked to learn that millions of unvetted refugees from misogynistic societies have proven to be a threat to the safety and wellbeing of women. 🙄 #SaidNoOneEver— mzchief 🌀 (@mzchief) February 4, 2019
Many Twitter users slammed the governments of EU states that have allowed a huge influx of migrants from the Middle East and Northern Africa since 2015.
This is what happens when people don’t speak up and hold their fake leftist governments to account. Wake up!— Rp (@RllPAA) February 5, 2019
“Sebastian Kurz, what are you going to do?” one person wrote, addressing the Austrian PM whose right-wing government announced plans to ban girls under 10 years old from wearing headscarves in kindergarten and primary school.
The bill, which foresees a €440 (US$455) fine or two weeks in prison for parents violating the rule, is set to be passed through parliament this year. Foreigners constitute 15.8 percent of the Austrian population, and 29.6 percent of the capital, Vienna, according to a 2018 survey.
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