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Waitress assaulted on French Riviera for serving alcohol on Ramadan: ‘I would hang you’

Waitress assaulted on French Riviera for ‘serving alcohol’ on first day of holy month of Ramadan

Palm trees on the promenade in the French Riviera town of Nice
Nice is famed for its sun, palm-fringed beach front and quality of life.

French riviera


Henry Samuel, Paris, Telegraph
8 June 2016 • 5:36pm


A waitress in a cafe in central Nice has filed a police complaint after she was allegedly assaulted by two men because she refused to “stop serving alcohol” on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.

The alleged beating in the French Riviera town historically famed for its sun, palm-fringed beach front and quality of life, has prompted a heated political debate over whether the country is increasingly becoming prey to “religious fundamentalism and ghettoised communities”.

The issue has become increasingly fraught less than a year before presidential elections and just six months after Islamist attacks in Paris killed 130.

A man is screened as a security measure at the fan zone in Nice ahead of Euro 2016
A man is screened as a security measure at the fan zone in Nice ahead of Euro 2016.

The incident took place less than a week before football fans descend on the sun-kissed town for Sunday’s Euro 2016 football match between Poland and Northern Ireland.

The waitress, a French 30-year-old of Tunisian origin, said she was serving drinks at Monday lunch on the terrace of the Vitis Café on Nice’s rue Lamartine, near the rue d’Anglais, when two men started haranguing her, insulting the young woman because she was serving alcoholic beverages to customers.

“I was all alone in the bar when two passers-by suddenly appeared. They pointed to the bottles of alcohol behind the bar, then one of them told me in Arabic: ‘You should be ashamed of yourself serving alcohol in the Ramadan period.’

Ramadan traditionally begins the morning after the sighting of the crescent moon.  Marking the divine revelation received by Prophet Mohammed, the month sees Muslim faithful abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn to dusk.

They break the fast with a meal known as iftar and before dawn have a second opportunity to eat and drink during suhur. The month is followed by the Eid al-Fitr festival.

The waitress said one of the two men then shouted: “If I was God, I would have hung you.”

Unfazed by his threatening behaviour, the waitress shot back: “You’re not God to judge me.”

I didn’t think that in France, country of liberty, I would have been assaulted like that.


The men launched into a tirade, calling her a “dirty whore” and left the cafe in a hurry. A few seconds later, however, the venue’s CCTV footage reportedly shows the two men turn round abruptly and one of them rush towards her and violently slap the waitress in the face, knocking her to the floor.

“The whole scene was recorded by the security cameras that I transferred to the police,” said the bar’s owner, Nacim.

In shock, the waitress didn’t phone the police straight away and instead contacted the owner.

He persuaded her to file a legal complaint for “voluntary violence”. The two men have reportedly been identified. One of them is known to be an illegal migrant who is a notoriously threatening figure in the district, but both are currently at large.

French soldiers stand guard at the Nice fan zone ahead of Euro 2016
French soldiers stand guard at the Nice fan zone ahead of Euro 2016.

“I”m so scared. I find it hard to understand. Why did they insult me? Why this slap? I feel debased, humiliated, sullied. I don’t want other women to have be victims of such an attack,” said the young women, herself a Muslim who observes Ramadan.

“It’s not because I serve alcohol that I’m not fulfilling my (religious) duty,” she said. “I do it because I’m a waitress. In Tunisia, I did the same job and never had the slightest problem,” she told Nouvel Obs.

“I didn’t think that in France, country of liberty, I would have been assaulted like that.”

She said it was not the first time she had received threats and insults from the men, who had shouted at her three days previously.

Each attack like this strikes a severe blow against the values of the French Republic.
Eric Ciotti, MP with the Republicans

Nor is this is the first time the district has seen such “religious” threats. In October 2014, three men, including the owner of a Halal store – since forcibly closed by police – threatened a baker who sold ham sandwiches, saying he wasn’t a “good Muslim”.

They were handed six months suspended sentences last year.

This latest incident sparked angry reactions from local Right and far-Right politicians who saw it as a sign the country’s fundamental values were being undermined.

Eric Ciotti, MP with the Republicans, Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative party, said: “This attack should be placed in a national context that has seen a constant rise in religious fundamentalism and ghettoised communities.”

“No act of this nature is anodyne,” he went on. “Each attack like this strikes a severe blow against the values of the French Republic.”

Philippe Vardon, regional councillor with the far-Right Front National, said: “This situation comes from the weakness of our political leaders.”

He accused Christian Estrosi, mayor of Nice normally known for his tough law-and-order stance, of “becoming embroiled in unacceptable and dangerous compromises”, without elaborating further.

“France is sliding into obscurantism,” added Florian Philippot, FN number two.

FN leader Marine Le Pen, who commands high scores in southern France, and is polled to reach the second round or presidential elections next year, has repeatedly claimed that France is becoming prey to “creeping Islamisation”.

But the hard-Right are not the only ones to hold such an alarmist discourse.

In April, Manuel Valls, the Socialist prime minister, warned that Islamic extremism was “winning the ideological and cultural battle” in France, home of Europe’s biggest Muslim population – around six million.

“The Salafists must represent one percent of the Muslims in our country today, but their message – their messages on social networks – is the only one we end up hearing,” he said.

Moderate Muslim representatives expressed exasperation, with Abdallah Zekri, member of the French Council of the Muslim Faith, saying: “We’re fed up of being stigmatised … [and] of this populist discourse which is worse than the far-Right.”

France has clamped down on extremism since a jihadist attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Jewish supermarket in January 2015 and after Isil gunmen and suicide bombers massacred 130 people in Paris in November.

The country has been in a state of emergency ever since and dozens of suspected Islamists have been placed under house arrest.

Fears the country could be targeted during Euro 2016, which kicks off on Friday, have seen the government massively boost security at all stadiums and fan zones.

Last month, a message purporting to come from the spokesman of Isil called on followers to launch attacks on the United States and Europe during Ramadan, calling it “the month of conquest and jihad”.

“Get prepared, be ready … to make it a month of calamity everywhere for the non-believers … especially for the fighters and supporters of the caliphate in Europe and America,” said the message, suggesting attacks on military and civilian targets.

Yet so far, the worst immediate threat came from an “immigrant-hating” far-Right Frenchman arrested in Ukraine with a “vast arsenal” of weapons and explosives that police said he intended to use on Muslim and Jewish places of worship.


[Islam came into being during Ramadan. Ramadan was a purification process where Muslims cleanse the body and mind to become stronger and more resilient for jihad, In other words, Islam came into being during a ritual that prepares for war. Terrorism always escalates during Ramadan.]


In brief | What is Ramadan?


What is it?

For the world’s 1.6bn Muslims, the annual event represents a time to fast and devote a particular focus to prayer, purification and charitable acts.

The Muslim calendar operates on a lunar system and this year Ramadan begins on June 6. Muslims do not let food or drink pass their lips from dawn to dusk for the month.

Muslims believe the Koran was revealed during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan.

Why do Muslims fast?

Fasting (sawm in Arabic), is one of the five key pillars underpinning the Islamic faith. The others are prayer (salat), giving a percentage of your salary to charity (zakat), making the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and, of course, a belief in the Muslim faith (shahadah).

Fasting involves abstaining from all food, drink, smoking and having sex from sunrise to sunset. Most will break their fast alongside their families in the evening with a communal “Iftar” meal.

Do all Muslims have to fast?

Fit and able adults are expected to fast. Those exempted include children, elderly people, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, anyone who is sick and anyone who is travelling on a journey.

When does it end?

That depends on where you are in the world, as the length of daylight differs in different places at different times of the year.

It is likely to end on July 6 or 7 again, depending on the sighting of the new moon. The end of the fasting month is marked with a big feast, the exchanging of gifts and celebrations, known as “Eid-ul-Fitr”.

Overall Ramadan is a time for Muslims to exercise self-discipline and restraint both spiritually and physically, as well as empathising with the plight of the poor.

11 thoughts on “Waitress assaulted on French Riviera for serving alcohol on Ramadan: ‘I would hang you’

  1. Of course that all muzzies scums are mentally retarded, they are all born in this way🙂 Now the problem is that they are trapped here, they think that they can take over the place, but that could happen only in Merkelistan, Swedensitan and Belgistan, they are trully fucked as a society, they are all dysfunctional now, they are like big mental hospitals in free open space🙂
    Don`t let yourself be biased, get that false sense of security, `couse there is a war coming with the lying elite and their foot-soldiers, the mudslime scum horde. The streets will be full with their blood at the end, not ours, they don`t know that we will kill all of them, those filthy ape monkeys🙂 Wake up, freedom is not for free, there is nothing to talk with those mudslimes, they will be simply taken out.


  2. Me and I do not care if I denounce and imprison me but I say, I write without “cut a hair,” if governments do nothing, we have to do, whenever a Muslim shit raise your voice, you are given to the beat and so one day after another.

    Or governments react, or “Lynch Law” against Muslims fucking shit.

    This does not happen only in France, that I’ve seen it here in my city, Madrid (Spain)

    And I’m up to the hilt all this “MOB dirty and nauseating”


  3. Being a Muslim is great. And Ramadan is best, especially, how it ends. All the kids get to stab and slash livestock and everyone is awash in fresh arterial blood.

    This builds the confidence that our Muslim youth can use later in life when the Heroes of Allah get to put their blades to kufr throats just like the Blessed Prophet (pbuh).


    • Being Muslim is mentally retarded and we are going to kill all you motherfuckers.

      Allah is nonexistent and slapstick gilipollez and illiterate Muhammad a psychopath and sexual predator would have been better for the world that they had aborted.


  4. how can she justify serving alcohol it goes against the demands of islam. along with no pork no dogs no respect for non muslims, etc,etc. that’s the reasons those muslim goons challenged and assaulted her ( a muslem serving alcohol) nothing less!!

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    • She is supposed to be living in a free country and no one has the right to attack her. If they think that she is jot a good muslim they should keep it to themselves. I do everyday when I see a muslim; I don’t say terrorist! I just cross the road incase they go bang.


  5. Any fool can see that islamics will never obey any law but their lawless sharia! It allows them to behave in any way they please and ignore all other peoples rights. They have made their religion into fascism and just tell everyone that it is obedience to god. BUT WHO IS THEIR god? Deceit and murder are hallmarks of satan. The Bible says, by their fruitd you will know them! their satanic fruits tell me that they obey satan and worship satan. Islam is fascism disguised as religion. Their behavior is the same as NAZI.


    • It is shaping into the greatest misjudgment since the rise of the Nation State, threatening to extirpate the germ of Western Culture.

      I see no cure, no rescue, for Europe short of blanket expulsion of Muslims from Iceland to the Bosporus. This means expulsion at bayonet point.


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