'Burka rage' in France - Macleans.ca

‘Burka rage’ in France

60-year-old lawyer rips a Muslim woman’s veil off in clothing shop


French authorities are reporting their first case of “burka rage.” This past weekend, a 60-year-old female lawyer was arrested for allegedly ripping the veil off a 26-year-old Muslim convert. While shopping in a store near Nantes, the younger woman overheard the lawyer comment that she couldn’t wait for a country-wide burka ban to come into effect. Words were exchanged, then blows, with the lawyer’s adult daughter also joining in the fray. The shopkeeper and the veiled woman’s husband eventually had to break up the fight.


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