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Muslim woman attacked miscarries

27th Jun 2013

A pregnant Muslim woman who was attacked by two Islamophobic men in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil on June 13suffered a miscarriage, her lawyer announced on June 18.

 

The 21-year-old who was four months pregnant, was assaulted by two men who first tried to rip her headscarf off and later cut off her hair and tore part of her clothing. After she screamed out that she was pregnant, one of the attackers started kicking her in the stomach.

 

She was taken to Argenteuil hospital where she underwent treatment for injuries.

 

Police say that the men had shouted Islamophobic insults at the woman, saying that the hijab was no longer acceptable in France.

 

“Her husband called me this afternoon. She lost the baby,” said her lawyer. He added that the family were devastated by the tragedy and would not be making any further comment.

The prosecutor for Pointoise, Yves Jannier, also said the woman had been kicked in the hip before she managed to flee.

 

Another Muslim headscarf wearing woman was also attacked three weeks ago in the same region of Paris.

 

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