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Lassana Bathily, Muslim man risks life to save Jewish supermarket hostages

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How one fearless young man came to save up to 15 hostages during a siege in Paris this week.

Lassana Bathily a Muslim shop assistant is being hailed a hero after risking his life to hide customers in a Jewish kosher supermarket in Paris whilst all the while texting directives to authorities during a siege involving gunman Amedy Coulibaly.

Since the ordeal, Lassana Bathily, 24, the shop assistant originally from Mali in west Africa, has been praised in the saving of 15 hostages who he managed to guide to safety in a supermarket chiller.

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The siege would ultimately end with Amedy Coulibaly being shot dead along with four workers who had attempted to disarm Coulibaly prior to cop’s arrival.

Told Bathily via BFMTV who is said to have personally escorted six hostages to safety: ‘When they ran down, I opened the door [of the freezer].

‘There are several people who came to me. I turned off the light, I turned off the freezer. When I turned off the cold, I put them [hostages] in, I closed the door, I told them to stay calm.’ 

Using a goods lift he escaped and was able to give the police valuable information about what was happening inside and where the hostages were hiding.

Shy and reluctant to tell his story he admitted that after the shoot-out many of the customers came to shake his hand and thank him for what he did. 

 Today his picture – labelled Malian Muslim – has been tweeted around the world as a symbol of the good of people united against terrorism.  

Read one tweet from @worldwithjan read: ‘A true hero of the hostage crisis in the kosher grocery store yesterday.’

Whilst another commentator would write: ‘Lassana, well done and congratulations, I look forward to hearing from you to newspapers 20:00. You are a hero! You deserve the Medal of Courage AND the Legion of Honour. Sincerely’

Jewish community members have since held a vigil on Saturday for the four victims.

France has western Europe’s largest Jewish and Muslim populations, which have seen increasing tensions in recent months.

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  • Commonsensenotsocommon

    oh yea, you know all about it, right! you must have reached to that conclusion after your research on Islam, I assume. (sarcasm).
    Let me give you a piece of advice, there’s a difference between “radical Muslims” and Muslims. Islam is interpreted differently by these radicals, usually theses radicals are following the teaching of some “radical leader, or radical Imam” who’s agenda is not to make a good person out of these young Muslims but it is to continue to use them as a weapon to harm and terrorize the people (in this case “western countries” but really anyone Muslim or non-Muslim alike) in retaliation to the war in the middle east (that has been going on for decades). They play the “west/non-muslims against the Muslim” card to recruit and radicalize these muslims. They do this because they can’t physically fly over these countries and bomb them or use their small non-competent military/militia to march over to other countries and wage war.

    Ignorant people like you help these recruiters in this process when you comment such ignorant remarks that everyone can read. So, yea you and people like you are also a part of the problem to some extent.

  • Viking.

    .There must be some Muslims that are decent, even kind, human beings. Islam is indecent and cruel. How can these decent Muslims continue to call themselves Muslims and defend Islam, knowing what Islam teaches and the horrific way that Muslims behave in the name of Islam?