Arab Women Attack Austrian Police At Resort

A woman wearing a niqab, the islamic full veil, walks in a street of Lyon, eastern France, on January 25, 2010. A ban on the wearing of the full Islamic veil is being studied in several European countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria. In France a parliamentary commission is due to present a much-awaited report on January 26, 2010, which is expected to recommend that new legislation be enacted to ban the full veil, known as the burqa or niqab, in public places.  AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE DESMAZES (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)
Two Arab tourists attacked Austrian police at a popular resort where the officers were bitten, spat on and kicked. The village of Zell am See in Austria is a well known and important tourist destination just outside of Austria’s second largest city Salzburg. The destination has become increasingly popular with tourists from the Arab world in recent years as many describe the area as “visiting a fairy tale.” The fairy tale atmosphere was broken this week for several Austrian police officers who responded to an altercation at a local bank between an employee and several Arab women. The police were attacked by the women as soon as they arrived on the scene reports Austria’s largest paper Kronen Zeitung. According to reports, the altercation happened as the employee helped the women with a currency exchange. The Arab women, a 48-year-old mother and her 20-year-old daughter, began to verbally abuse the employee. The police were then alerted to the altercation and attempted to calm the situation down. As soon as they arrived the police were attacked by the women who bit them, spat on them and kicked them in the shins. The mother attempted to slap the bank employee and spat on her. The