An Afghan migrant attacked a Christian woman at an asylum centre because he could hear her reading the Bible.
The 50-year-old was attacked in accommodation in Timelkam, Voecklamarkt in North Western Austria.
Her alleged attacker was a 22-year-old man from Afghanistan who had taken offence to the fact that the woman had been invited by Christian residents of the property to discuss the Bible.
When he found out what she was doing, he stormed into the kitchen where the woman was standing and tried to plunge the knife into her upper body.
Luckily her thick winter coat protected her from serious injury, but she did injure her ear when she fell backwards from the force of the man’s violent blows.
When questioned by police, the man accepted he had overreacted but claimed he was suffering from ‘personal problems’.
He was ordered remanded in custody and taken to Wels Prison in Upper Austria.
It is unclear if he has been charged yet.