The owner of Le Cenacle restaurant in Tremblay-en-France near Paris has been accused of Islamophobia on social media and interviewed by police on suspicion of “racial discrimination.”
The owner reportedly refused to serve two veiled Muslim women, stating that “all Muslims are terrorist.”
The following video posted online appears to show two Muslim women being refused service at the upscale restaurant.
Le chef du restaurant Le Cénacle à Tremblay-en-France refuse de servir 2 femmes musulmanes
Jusqu’ici tout va bien pic.twitter.com/y5HVj5cRDM
— GuedGued (@_Pourquoi) August 28, 2016
A man, who is reportedly the restaurant’s owner, can be heard telling the women: “The terrorists are Muslim and all Muslims are terrorists… they recently killed a priest. This is a secular country and I have a right to an opinion… I don’t want people like you here. Full stop.”
The man has been interviewed by police on suspicion of racial discrimination, Le Parisian reported.
The video quickly circulated online in France. The local Muslim community gathered outside the restaurant this weekend to demand an apology, and some people are even calling for a boycott of the restaurant.
Many people on Twitter and other forms of social media have expressed their anger over the incident using the hashtag #Cenacle.
What happened at #Cenacle is disgusting. Now we can’t eat where we want. We can’t go to the beach dressed as we want. Second-class citizens.
— Maga (@Arsenalista5) August 28, 2016
— Rim-Sarah Alouane (@RimSarah) August 28, 2016
One day, just one day without the feeling that apartheid is coming. Is that too much to ask? #Cenacle
— Djamé (@zehavoc) August 28, 2016
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