Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in Paris miscarries


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The Independent Online

A pregnant Muslim woman attacked in a Paris street by skinheads, apparently because she was wearing a veil, has miscarried as a result of the assault, her lawyer said.

The 21-year-old woman, who was four months’ pregnant, told police she was walking in the suburb of Argenteuil on Thursday last week when she was set upon by two skinheads who ripped her veil from her head and tore her clothing. Her lawyer, Hosni Maati, told AFP that she had subsequently miscarried.

Another woman was attacked in a similar manner in the neighbourhood three weeks ago.