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French Interfaith Imam Assaulted in Tunisia

By: JTA

A French imam known for promoting Jewish-Muslim relations said he was physically assaulted in Tunisia by a man who called him a “Zionist.”

The attacker of Hassen Chalghoumi, the imam of Drancy near Paris, punched him in the chest and shoved him to the ground on Sunday near Hotel Gammarth near Tunis, the capital of Tunisia.

“He insulted me, called me a ‘Zionist and collaborator’ and then he hit me,” Chalghoumi told Le Parisien. Chalghoumi was assaulted in front of his wife and children, who also were hit by the unnamed attacker, the report said.

According to the report, the man, who addressed Chalghoumi in French was detained by hotel staffers and arrested by police. Chalghoumi was taken to hospital after the incident, according to the French news agency AFP. Neither he nor his family members sustained serious injuries.

Chalghoumi, who is well-known in France for his involvement in interfaith forums and initiatives, has received many death threats in France for his friendly ties with CRIF, the umbrella group representing French Jewish communities, and for visiting Israel several times.

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3 Responses to “French Interfaith Imam Assaulted in Tunisia”

  1. Tim Upham says:

    It is disgusting that this imam had to be assaulted by extremists. Voices like his should not be silenced by anybody. I think about how many times I had Jewish extremists call me an "Anti-Semitic Muslim Nazi." They have threatened to assault me, but fortunately never have.

  2. Tim Upham says:

    It is disgusting that this imam had to be assaulted by extremists. Voices like his should not be silenced by anybody. I think about how many times I had Jewish extremists call me an "Anti-Semitic Muslim Nazi." They have threatened to assault me, but fortunately never have.

  3. Yechiel Baum says:

    so much for the Tunisian version of the revolution. Nothing changed, just new thugs in power which is what it was about all of the time anyway.

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