On March 12th, inside a Rueil-Malmaison supermarket, a young French Muslim woman went on a violent homophobic rant against a male couple, Le Figaro reports. The reason: they supposedly passed over her in the supermarket’s queue.
This last Monday, the woman, who is of Algerian origin, was sentenced by a judge of the Nanterre Criminal Court to pay a 5,700 euros fine to the couple and a gay rights foundation.
The young lady alleges that she left the queue for a short amount of time to grab another product when the young couple took her place in line, which caused her outburst, in which she proclaimed, “You gays, you shouldn’t be allowed to live […] in Algeria we’d slit your throats”.
She says that her anger was a result of tiredness caused by her pregnancy. When asked about her homophobic remarks, she simply answered: “ Yes, I’m homophobic, so what?”
When asked by the judge why she said expressed these hateful views, she reported that the couple insulted her for being a “dirty Arab”, but no witnesses have confirmed this.
Research shows homophobia is widespread in Islam. For example in April 2016, a large ICM Research Centre survey showed that a significant part of Muslims (52%) believe homosexuality should be illegal.
Source: Voice of Europe