Kyle Tyrrell, 48, an Australian Iraqi-war veteran is now under investigation after he fought off a group of 8 muslim men who he says were trying to attack his wife and daughter.
Tyrrell was taking a walk with his family near a beach when he says they were harassed and then attacked by a rowdy group of muslim immigrants.
Tyrrell said his wife Liana told the group that fishing was illegal at the site, when the muslim men appeared to be insulted at being spoken to by a woman. He said they began to call after them, yelling that his wife was a “white w**re” and “white s**t”. Racially motivated slurs.
Then one of the men came over and began to get rowdy.
“His mates got close to me and then he made a run for my wife, that’s when I ran at him, he threw a punch which I ducked and the fight started,” Tyrrell wrote. “At no time could either my wife, daughter or I safely walk away. At that point five more joined the fight, one punching my wife as she attempted to get our daughter up the beach.”
Tyrrell posted on Facebook that he was proud of what he’d done, and he’d do it again in a heartbeat because he was protecting his family from a group of criminals. In fact, he says he’d do it again for any woman who was caught in that same situation.
Following criticism about the incident, Tyrrell posted on Facebook to explain the incident and set the record straight. He said that the men were all Muslim and that he would “do it again in a heartbeat.”
In his post on the Stand Up For Australia – Melbourne Facebook page, Tyrrell said that one of the men took offense to being told told what to do by a woman. Then he began insulting Liana, which she ignored, angering the man even more.
One of the men reportedly told Liana, “Your husband needs to teach you a lesson.”
Tyrrell concluded his Facebook, “I would do the same thing again in a heartbeat, in fact I would do the same thing for any woman I saw in that situation not just my wife.”
Tyrrell previously revealed in an interview with the Herald Sun that he has been suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder since he returned from the war in 2011.