All of Europe mourned the victims of the Islamist terrorist attack in Vienna. Hundreds expressed this mourning by laying candles for the victims on the spot, leaving a veritable sea of lights. But a Turkish woman was probably affected by completely different feelings: she went rioting across the memorial on Sunday and simply kicked over the lovingly placed candles of the mourners!
On Sunday, the Viennese police were called into Vienna’s Seitenstettengasse street for a disturbing incident. Wearing a long coat, a face mask and a headscarf, the 56-year-old Turkish woman stormed into the sea of lights on Sunday morning, which hundreds of mourners commemorated the four victims of the Islamic terrorist.
Videos show the Turkish woman kicking around, knocking over the candles and rioting at the sad place of the terror attack.
On Monday morning, attentive security staff at Vienna International Airport became aware of the Turkish woman and identified her as the suspected rioter from Vienna’s Seitenstettengasse, the place of terror. It is not known where the violent Turkish woman was going to travel to.
According to a Twitter message of the Vienna police, the woman is said to have given confusing information in a first interview. She had confirmed that she had kicked out the candles.
Strangely enough, the police also stated in their tweet that the woman “is likely to suffer from psychological impairment”. Should a proper psychological assessment be available just a few hours after the woman has been caught?
The quick reference to the mental state of perpetrators with presumed Muslim background regularly causes heated debates. For example, the rapid exclusion of an Islamist background in favour of psychological impairment in the case of the Graz amok driver Alen R. caused heated debates. Many did not want to believe the official version of the mentally ill individual perpetrator.