A refugee worker who was in charge of eight Iraqi refugees who gang-raped a teacher blamed the attack on the victim.
The Iraqi refugees were sent to prison after being convicted of raping the German teacher in Vienna, Austria, in 2015. The family of refugees met the woman at a bar and brought her back to an apartment where she was raped.
The aid worker responsible for resettling the eight men and helping them transition into Austrian society ultimately told the media he felt as though their sentences were too severe. Off-camera, he expanded on that opinion by saying that the woman gave them "false signals" and blamed her alcohol consumption for the rape.
Only one of the men, Daily Mail reported, admitted his role in the attack and said his drunkenness was a crime in his home country and in his faith.
The woman, identified only as Sabine K., was so traumatized by the rape that she had no choice but to quit her job.
All eight men were sentenced to between nine and 13 years in prison, but were not deported back to Iraq because the country's punishment for rape is the death penalty.
"The refugee guardians play a big role. They are like the teachers in a school," another refugee worker said of the worker who defended the rapists. "There are lots of people who have never experienced living in an open society. They come with questions -- if the women here are totally open and if they can go out and drink coffee with women."
Many readers expressed their disgust over the incident, calling on Western governments to properly screen refugees who enter their countries.
"Can somebody explain to me why the hell people are protesting to keep these less than slugs here. What the hell is wrong with you? Everyone of them need to be sent back to the s*** hole they came from. They are infiltrating our Country and if we don't wise up, we are in for pure hell. Send them back or shoot them, either way get them out of here," one Mad World News reader commented on the site's Facebook page.
"One fact! If they are deported back to Iraq they can not be hanged for rape. Iraq is a Muslim Country and governed by Sharia Law and it is not against Sharia Law to Rape an Infidel Female! This is the real problem with so many of the Western Governments and Justice Departments. Very few of them are even familiar with Islamic Laws and continue to act stupidly regarding treatment of Violent Muslim Criminals!!" another added.
Other readers felt that the United States should learn from incidents like the gang rape in Austria.
"Several things I have learned about Muslims, they completely have no value of life and completely no respect for life both human and animals. Its the most barbaric culture I have ever heard of. Trump please make America strong again. Have we all forgotten about 9/11, not me, its etched in my mind forever. Wake up America!!!" one reader wrote.