Bartender attacked for serving alcohol during Ramadan

10th June, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry

A female Muslim bartender based in Nice, France, has been attacked by two men for serving alcohol during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.

A Muslim bartender based in the French city of Nice has been attached for serving alcohol during Ramadan

A Muslim bartender based in the French city of Nice has been attacked for serving alcohol during Ramadan

“I was all alone in the bar when two passersby stormed in,” the woman told French newspaper Nouvel Obs, as translated by RT.

“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’.”

One then threatened: “If I was God, I would have you hanged.”

The men left, but one later returned and hit the woman in her face, knocking her over.

“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 continued.

“I can’t believe that in France, the country of liberty, that I could be attacked like this,” the bartender said.

“I felt belittled, humiliated, dirty. I do not want other women to be victims of such aggression.”

The assault was reported to the police, backed with CCTV evidence. The attackers have been identified, but have not been arrested, The Spirits Business understands.

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