French court convicts man for assaulting Jewish optician

A French judge convicted a Muslim man of a hate crime for assaulting a Jewish optician while shouting about Allah.

Last year, Sliman Ouaki assaulted the owner of the Optical Centre shop in Toulon near Marseille while shouting “Allah hu akbar,” Arabic for Allah is the greatest.

The victim sustained minor injuries and was unable to work for two days, the report said.

The Correctional Tribunal of Toulon convicted Ouaki of a physical assault aggravated by racist hatred and sentenced him to prison. It also imposed penalties as compensation for the victim.

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