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Teenage girl attacked in France for eating on Ramadan

dpa German Press Agency
Published: Tuesday October 10, 2006

Lyon, France- A group of teenaged boys threw rocks at a 14-year-old girl because she was eating a sandwich instead of fasting for Ramadan, a police spokesman in the French city of Lyon said on Tuesday. Two of the four boys taken into custody have confessed attacking the girl in the courtyard of her secondary school last Thursday because she was eating during the Islamic holy month.

In shock, but not injured, the girl took refuge in the school infirmary. Her parents have filed a complaint against the four youths, who were 15 and 16 years of age.

© 2006 dpa German Press Agency