Paris, June 9 (IANS) A young female bartender was reportedly beaten in France after she served alcohol during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.
“I was all alone in the bar when two passersby stormed in. They pointed at the alcohol bottles at the counter, and one of them told me in Arabic, ‘You should be ashamed of serving alcohol during Ramadan’,” the woman, a Muslim, told the French Nouvel Obs newspaper.
They left, but one of them came back soon afterwards and beat the woman, hitting her on the face and knocking her to the ground.
The assault was caught on a CCTV camera and reported to police.
“Serving alcohol doesn’t mean I’m not following my (religious) duties. I’m doing it because I am a bartender. In Tunisia, I do the same job and I never had any problems,” she said.
The men who attacked her have been identified, but so far haven’t been arrested.