On her tray, the waitress was serving glasses of alcohol. An activity that didn't please a passer-by, on this, the first day of Ramadan. According to Nice-Matin, the latter attacked the employee for this reason alone.
The incident took place on Monday evening in a bar in the centre of Nice, rue Lamartine. Although he was only passing by on the pavement, a man stopped the waitress. She replied that he was in no position to judge, since he wasn't God. "If I was God, I would already have strangled you," he said while striking her.
The bar owner immediately filed a complaint with the police. The police undertook searches in the area, making use of videos of the place where the attack took place. In the same district, at the end of 2014, a baker was attacked for selling ham sandwiches.Source
This waitress, who has a major haematoma on the arch of the eyebrow has filed a complaint of assault, as well as the owner of the establishment, who has also filed a complaint about threats, the same individuals having already tried, three days previously, to dissuade him from selling alcoholic drinks during the month of fasting. ...On the video images recorded by the establishment, which Agence France has been able to view, two individuals are seen very clearly - one of whom is said to be a foreigner here illegally who is well known in the district, according to the bar owner - threatening the waitress for a long time, who herself was observing Ramadan, on the terrace of the cafe.
The waitress described the circumstances of the attack in the Nouvel Observateur: "I was all along in the bar when two passers-by burst in. They pointed at the bottles of alcohol behind the counter, then one of them said to me in Arabic: 'You should be ashamed of serving alcohol in the period of Ramadan'. Then, he added: 'If I was God, I would have hanged you'." "You are not God to judge me," the young woman replied unambiguously, receiving insults in exchange.
The two men then pretended to leave then one of them came back and violently struck the young woman inside the bar, who collapsed. The young woman said she was all the more shocked because she is herself a Muslim and observes Ramadan. "Serving alcohol does not mean I don't fulfil my duty. If I do it, it's because I am a waitress. In Tunisia, I did the same work and I never had the slightest problem. I didn't think that in France, the country of liberty, I could be attacked for that."Source
Video of the incident below: