Two Muslim women have been stabbed under the Eiffel Tower by ‘pair of white female attackers shouting ‘Dirty Arabs’ amid rising tensions in Paris after the beheading of a teacher last week.
Two Muslim women were reportedly ‘stabbed repeatedly’ under the Eiffel Tower amid rising tensions in Paris after the beheading of a teacher last week. French police later arrested two female suspects following what they believe were racist attacks allegedly accompanied by the words ‘Dirty Arabs’.
The two suspects held in custody are described as being white women of ‘European appearance’, who now face ‘attempted murder’ charges, said Paris prosecutors. This comes after France’s five million-plus Muslim community have been complaining of ‘Islamophobia’ caused by a clampdown on mosques and Muslim organisations.
Uproar on social media
No information at all was initially released about the attack which lead to an uproar on social media.
The victims of the attacks have been identified as French/Algerian women named only as Kenza, 49, and Amel, who is a few years younger. The investigation continues, a statement from Paris Police read: ‘On October 18, at around 8 pm, the police intervened following an emergency call from two women wounded by knives on the Champs-de-Mars’ – the Field of Mars by the Eiffel Tower.”