‘Sharia patrol’ savagely beat dad on the street because he was protecting his daughter
A SELF-STYLED Sharia patrol group have been jailed for savagely beating a man trying to defended his daughter and wife.
By Joey Millar
PUBLISHED: 06:25, Tue, May 17, 2016 |
The men were well-known in the area for attempting to control how women acted.
They told the girls, who were aged between 14 and 16, they were behaving improperly and ordered them to go home.
The group told the man’s wife: “We, and only we, are bringing the girls back home. They are our country’s women.”
The savage beating occurred in the Millenium club in Vienna.
Another passer-by who tried to help the victim was also attacked.
Both men ended up in hospital with severe cuts and bruises, while the father and husband was left with a titanium plate in his his eye socket.
The man was beaten while attempting to protect his wife and daughter in Vienna.
Three men were later identified and sentenced to between eight and 10 months in jail for GBH.
Another man was spared jail but fined €480 for inciting violence.
The men, who all registered on social media using the surname ‘Wolf’, claimed the girl’s mother had given them the job of protecting them.
One posted on Facebook: “There are 1,000 reasons why we need to kill you, but the best is because of the funny looks.”
He added: “We say silence is golden, because lead can have consequences.”
After they were arrested, another posted: “We are not youngsters, we are family – the Mafia family.”
Asked in court by the judge why he had written this, he said: “I don’t see what this has got to do with the court process.”
Witnesses said the group were well-known for their treatment of women.
It emerged during enquiries that three were members of a larger group that formed a so-called ‘honour patrol’ working in the Brigittenau area of the city.
The men and the girls were all Chechen, an ethnic group hailing from Chechnya, an area in south-east Europe.
Islam is the predominant religion in the area, which is ruled by virtual dictator and pro-Putin former rebel Ramzan Kadyrov.