The Minister of Women’s Rights Laurence Rossignol said today the seizure of the Interministerial Delegation for the fight against racism and anti-Semitism after a restaurant refused to serve two veiled women in his establishment. The prosecutor of Bobigny reported Sunday opened an investigation for “racially motivated discrimination.” The facts took place Saturday in Tremblay-en-France in Seine-Saint-Denis. According to available accounts, two women wished to dine at Le Cenacle when the chef has ordered them to leave on the pretext that “all Muslims are terrorists.”
In a video taken by one of the two young women during the altercation, one of two client states, “We do not want to be served by racists.” About which the restaurateur replied: “racist they do not kill people.” Many times in the video, he asks them to leave the restaurant, explaining, “I am master at home.” The video ends on a telephone conversation with a client who explained that the police will intervene.
According to Express , the Villepinte Police confirmed “that officers are occurring” in the restaurant. However it was not clear whether a complaint has been filed. Questioned by AFP, the Seine-Saint-Denis prefecture spoke of a “dispute” with opposite Saturday night the boss of this gourmet restaurant called “The Upper Room” in Tremblay-en-France, “two veiled clients.”
on Facebook, the Collective against Islamophobia in France said he was seized by the client.
On Twitter, the president of the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), Anwar Kbibech, expressed his “indignation”.
On social networks, calls to boycott the restaurant and protest in front of his establishment were launched Sunday.
Twenty young people visited the site in the afternoon, according to Muhammad, the head of the CFIC, which launched an appeal for calm. The boss is out “several times to talk to them and apologize, to withdraw the complaint.”
“I farted a cable,” he explained the restaurant on BFMTV, holding to apologize “to the entire Muslim community” and two clients. According to a source close to the case, the man left his home with his family for safety reasons, it is located just above the Cenacle. The surroundings of the restaurant were secured by authorities, said the same source.
“The restaurant apologized. (…) It’s good that he did and that’s his honor, “responded on BFMTV Laurent Wauquiez, acting president of the party Republicans:” his words are unworthy, he corrected them, so much the better “