The so-called refugee crisis has moved from Africa and the Middle East to Austria, where a majority of suspects in murders of women in 2017 are migrants.
After reviewing 2017 homicide records, Austrian Family Minister Juliane Bogner-Strauss revealed that of the hundreds of women who were victims of murder in Austria in 2017, most of them came at the hands of suspects with foreign backgrounds, and of those, half were asylum seekers.
“Ms. Bogner-Strauss said that in 2017, Austria had seen 203 suspects involved in the murders of women, and of those, 126 were foreigners,” Breitbart News announced from a report published by Kleine Zeitung. “Among the foreigners were 62 asylum seekers – over a quarter of all suspects.”
Addressing the problem
Addressing the issue, Bogner-Strauss stressed her desire to increase women’s financial independence in Austria by means of economic development so that they are able to leave violent households – as physical abuse of women by Muslim men in families is supported by Sharia law in Islam’s holy book, the Quran.
“You have to take appropriate action,” the European leader demanded, according to Breitbart. “Patriarchal structures have not yet died out in Austria.”
She went on to justify newly instituted decreases in the amount Austrian taxpayers shell out to support refugees and their families.
“The Austrian family minister also defended the government’s move to reform the amount for child payments for foreigners working in Austria, but with children living overseas,” Breitbart’s Chris Tomlinson noted.
A contrast in living expenses and take-home pay to other areas was mentioned as a major factor calling for budgetary reform.
“The cost of living in Eastern Europe and the average wages there are much lower,” Bogner-Strauss emphasized.
In other words, the concerned politician wanted her colleagues to know that it is more economically feasible for migrants to live outside her country.
“The new policy sees the amount paid to the percent based on the cost of living in the country where the child resides – meaning less money for children living in countries like Hungary and Romania than children living in Austria,” Tomlinson explained.
Opposition from pro-immigration activists
However, liberal pro-immigration politicians on the continent do not see eye-to-eye with government officials seeking to cut costs allocated to migrants, as European Social Affairs Commissioner Marianne Thyssen blasted the policy that went into effect last month.
“When mobile workers contribute to a social security system in the same way as local workers, they must receive identical benefits – even when their children live abroad,” Thyssen insisted last week, according to a separate Breitbart report.
Shockingly high murder rates increased by Muslim migrants brought upon the much-needed fiscal changes.
“The mention of murders of women comes after several high-profile cases in which young women have been murdered in recent weeks by asylum seekers – including 16-year-old Michelle F., who was killed in Steyr by an Afghan asylum seeker in December, and 16-year-old Manuela K. whose body was found under a pile of leaves by her mother in Wiener Neustadt earlier this month,” Tomlinson informed.
Murdering women is not the only proliferating problem in Austria at the hands of migrants.
”Last year, it was revealed that in the Austrian capital of Vienna, more than half of the suspects in all crimes were from foreign backgrounds,” Tomlinson added.
Social media alerted the world to the escalating threat overtaking the western European nation last summer.
“Migrant crisis: Over half of criminal suspects in Vienna are foreigners – rape and murder up,”Breitbart London tweeted last August.
Learning from the crisis to the north
Last year, Austrians took notice of how Germany was trying resolve its own refugee crisis to deter new migrants from arriving and changed its generous immigrant-friendly policies.
“The main benefit payment will be capped at $655 a month, rising to match the amount Austrians receive … if they pass a German test,” BBC.com reported in May. “Immigrants will also be barred from claiming such benefits for five years. Conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz – in government with the far right – has vowed a hard line on immigration.”
While campaigning in the 2017 parliamentary election Kurz vowed to slash refugee benefits and close migrant routes into Europe – ideas that proved popular with voters as he got the win.
"The fundamental rule we will introduce is that Germany will become the key to accessing the full minimum benefit," Kruz announced to the media last spring, according to BBC.com "That means that whoever has insufficient language skills will not be able to claim the full minimum benefit."
Uninviting the problem
In addition to cutting government handouts, Austria proposed another solution to the refugee crisis last winter, when government officials offered a new approach – pay migrants to go back home.
“For refugees in Austria who choose to voluntarily go back to their countries of origin, a one-way trip to the Vienna International Airport marks the end of their journey in Europe,” NPR reported last January.
It was noted at the time that approximately 158,000 refugees were stuck in limbo in Europe – waiting to travel to their long-term destinations.
“Many of them got to Europe in late 2015 – when the refugee crisis reached its peak – and have been waiting since then to see if they'll be formally accepted into the European Union,” NPR’s Lucy Perkins recounted. “To cut down on the wait time and economic impact of this massive influx, some countries and nonprofits in Europe have embraced a new idea – pay refugees to go back to the countries they left in the first place.”
Success was quickly reached by the program, and the Austrian government, in turn, extended the offer to more refugees, and the incentive to leave has been gaining traction across Europe ever since.
Austrian Interior Ministry Spokesman Karl-Heinz Groendbock – whose department is funding the voluntary program – described the choices offered to migrants.
"Either they choose the voluntary option or we have to discuss the forced option," Groendbock recapped in an explanation given to NPR. "Whenever it comes to forced return, we're talking about arresting people. It means we also have detention centers for people waiting for forced return."