In France, young Muslims have been threatened and attacked for celebrating Christmas. The 20-year-old from Belfort in eastern France published pictures of his Christmas dinner on the Internet, the police said on Saturday. Therefore, he was initially insulted and threatened by a friend via the online networks. “I will show you what a real Arab is,” it said in the message.
The 20-year-old then agreed to have a discussion with his friend. However, five people were waiting for the young man at the meeting point. They attacked him and threatened not to report the attack to the police. The 20-year-old still reported the attack.
The President of the Grand Est Region, Jean Rottner, was shocked by the incident. In the short message service Twitter, he spoke of an “unacceptable aggression” caused by “racism and hatred of the police”. The 20-year-old’s father is a police officer, which is one of the reasons why the young man was attacked on the Internet. (AFP)