Lassana Bathily, a heroic Muslim employee at a kosher supermarket in Paris, saved the lives of Jews during Islamic terrorist attack

This is awesome!

The world needs more people like Lassana Bathily!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11337899/Paris-terror-attacks-Muslim-worker-at-Jewish-store-hid-customers-in-cold-store.html

Paris terror attacks: Muslim worker at Jewish store hid customers in cold store

Photo of Lassana Bathily goes viral on Twitter as he is praised for saving lives with his quick thinking at Kosher supermarket

January 10, 2015

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Lassana Bathily (in above photo), 24, originally from Mali in west Africa, ushered customers into the cold store at the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Porte de Vincennes

A Muslim shop assistant has been hailed a hero after saving at least six people by hiding them in a walk-in freezer at the Jewish grocery store where an Islamist gunmen made his final stand.

Lassana Bathily, 24, originally from Mali in west Africa, ushered customers into the cold store at the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Porte de Vincennes on Friday, where Ahmedi Couibaly had taken a number of people hostage.

The siege ended when police raided the shop, shooting him dead. Four hostages also died.

However, the toll might have been much worse were it not for the quick thinking of Mr Bathily.

“I went down to the freezer, I opened the door, there were several people who went in with me. I turned off the light and the freezer,” he told the French TV station BFMTV.

“I brought them inside and I told them to stay calm here, I’m going to go out. When they got out, they thanked me.”

He slipped away using a goods lift and was able to provide police with valuable information about what has happening inside the store.

The terrified customers were also able to telephone police from their hiding place in the basement.

An image of Mr Bathily is trending on Twitter, labelled Malian Muslim, shared as a symbol of the people united against terrorism.

Johan Dorre, a father of four, was shopping when the attack happened. He was able to telephone relatives and relay messages.

Jacob Katorza, his uncle, told The Daily Mail: “Johan and the others were terrified that they would be discovered by the terrorists and were forced to huddle together like frightened animals to avoid hypothermia.”

Jewish community members held a vigil on Saturday for the four victims.

France has western Europe’s largest Jewish and Muslim populations, which have seen increasing tensions in recent months.

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January 12, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics, Religion.

2 Comments

  1. 5WarVeteran replied:

    Too bad his “comrades” will kill him for being a human being. Because he did not observe the “Will of Allah”.
    All this notoriety is a bad thing for the poor fellow.

    • 5WarVeteran replied:

      Following

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