وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَافِلًا عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ ۚ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الْأَبْصَارُ
مُهْطِعِينَ مُقْنِعِي رُءُوسِهِمْ لَا يَرْتَدُّ إِلَيْهِمْ طَرْفُهُمْ ۖ وَأَفْئِدَتُهُمْ هَوَاءٌ
“Do not consider Allah to be unaware of what the wrongdoers perpetrate. He is merely deferring them to a Day on which their sight will be transfixed, rushing headlong – heads back, eyes vacant, hearts hollow.”
Attackers pulled 29-year-old Kadedija’s veil and threw her to the ground
They also pulled a knife on her and threatened to kill her as they escaped
Baby is unharmed but her husband says she has not stopped crying since
French authorities are concerned about increase in Islamophobic attacks
128 incidents were registered in two weeks after January attacks in Paris
By JAY AKBAR FOR MAILONLINE
A heavily pregnant woman has been hospitalised in France after being assaulted by two men in what her husband claims was an ‘Islamophobic act’.
One of the attackers hit 29-year-old Kedidja, who was wearing a headscarf, several times and threw her to the ground as she dropped her two children off at school in Toulouse, La Depeche reports.
Her husband Munir says they grabbed her hair and pulled at her veil while yelling ‘none of that here’ at the nine-months-pregnant woman who is due to give birth in mid-April.
She is now recovering and her unborn baby is believed to be unharmed, but her husband revealed that she has not stopped crying since the attack on Tuesday morning.
He added: ‘My wife had just put our two daughters to school, one in kindergarten and one in elementary school.
‘Upon leaving, she met two young men. One of them grabbed her hair, pulled on her veil and insulted her.
‘After the final few blows and a some more insults – including death threats – the two boys ran away, leaving her extremely shocked.’
The assailant’s friend reportedly stopped the attack from continuing before the pair shouted racist abuse and threatened to kill her.
33-year-old Munir described himself and his wife as ‘French and Muslim’ said the men took offence to the headscarf even though she was dressed conventionally in tracksuit bottoms and a jacket.
Their local MP Christophe Borgel was outraged after hearing about the attack and claims that it was ‘without a doubt’ racially motivated.
He told The Local: ‘I was shocked to learn of this attack. This French woman of Muslim faith was attacked because she was wearing the traditional headscarf.’
‘France does not tolerate any kind of racist attack, France will not tolerate any kind of aggression based on the religion of one of its citizens.
‘I condemn this act of extreme cowardice and inhumanity in the strongest terms.’
There was a similarly violent incident in June 2013 when a pregnant Muslim woman was assaulted in the suburbs of Paris by two alleged ‘skinheads’ for wearing a face-veil.
The woman tragically suffered a miscarriage but it remained unclear with she lost her baby directly because of the attack.
Islamic clothing has been a divisive issue in France and the country banned full-face veils from all public areas in 2010 after outlawing headscarves from all state schools in 2004.
But French authorities have been concerned by a rise in Islamophobia since the horrific terror attacks in Paris in January.
In the two weeks following the shootings there were 128 anti-Muslim incidents registered, which is almost the same number as in the whole of 2014.