Muslim woman refuses community service order saying she needs husband’s permission


The unnamed woman, originally from Turkey but has lived in Austria for 16 years, and her 18-year-old son had been convicted of cruelty after carrying out a ritual slaughter of a sheep.

The mother and son from the southern city of Graz had killed three sheep on a nearby farm by cutting their throats with a knife as a way of giving thanks for their father recovering from a bout of illness.

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