Two men who attacked a young couple for eating a pizza topped with ham have been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Youness Boussaid and Fatah Bouzid, both 27, launched a brutal attack on the pair after warning them they would “go to hell” because the pizza they were eating contained ham.
The victims left Le Mix Bar, a nightclub in Cambrésis, France, where they had spent the evening, and ordered pizza from a nearby food vendor. They were approached by Boussaid and Bouzid soon after, who offered the young couple cocaine.
Noticing ham on the pizza, the two Arabs told the pair they would “go to hell” for eating it. Islam forbids the consumption of meat from pigs.
Seeking to humiliate the woman, the assailants caressed her blonde hair and forced fingers into her nose, which caused her to fall and lose consciousness. When her companion tried to protect her, the two Arabs began to beat the young man before security staff from Le Mix Bar intervened.
Boussaid and Bouzid then fled in a German sedan rented in Belgium, whose registration plate led to the men being identified after a long police investigation.
The two men were identified by the pizza chef, the victims, and another witness, and photos certified their presence at the scene yet the two men denied all the facts in court. The pair were sentenced to a year and six months in prison, and ordered to each pay €1,500 in damages.
In June, Muslims attacked a waitress in Nice after seeing her serve alcohol during Ramadan, leaving the woman with large facial haematoma.