Paris restaurant owner triggers social media ire after refusing to serve Hijab-wearing women

When the women told the owner, 'we don't want to be served by racists,' the owner retaliated. Photograph:( Getty )

WION Paris, France Aug 29, 2016, 09.35 AM (IST)
Amid the recent controversy over French towns imposing restrictions on wearing burkini on beaches and France's top court suspending the ban, another incident caught social media attention on Saturday.

In the Paris suburb of Tremblay-en-France, a restaurant owner is facing an investigation apparently after chasing two veiled Muslim women out of his premises on Saturday, The Telegraph reported.

The incident was apparent filmed by one of two women, according to media repors, where the other woman says: "We don't want to be served by racists."

"Racists like me don't plant bombs and don't kill people," the restauranteur responds.

He also said: "Terrorists are Muslim and all Muslims are terrorists. I don't want people like you in my place. Now you know it you can get out."

His actions prompted prosecutors to open an inquiry into racial discrimination, The Telegraph report mentions.

Later, the owner of Le Cenacle apologised for his actions as "calls to boycott his establishment flooded social media sites alongside negative reviews," the report reads.

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