Perceived disrespect warrants death under Islamic law. Not realizing that what she had done was somehow offensive, the woman apologized. The devout Muslim then went on to strangle her with the straps of her purse.
Thanks to Alexandre for the translation of a Lyon magazine article:
Villeurbanne : il étrangle une femme qui fumait devant sa mosquée
Villeurbanne(69100, France): Muslim strangles a woman who smoked in front of his mosque A 72-year-old man was presented to the prosecutor’s office on Sunday. Released, he will soon be tried before the Lyon Criminal Court for acts of violence with weapons dating back to Sunday morning. Rue Baraban in Villeurbanne, the septuagenarian had crossed the path of his victim, a woman aged 37 years. According to the Progress, the latter had sheltered under the hall of a mosque to light its cigarette in the shelter of the wind. A decision reprimanded by the old man, who continues his way a first time after the apology of the woman. Before finally coming back to strangle the smoker using the straps of her handbag. On the verge of fainting, the victim was saved by the intervention of a passer-by, putting the aggressor to flight. The latter will finally be arrested on a bus and will immediately recognize the facts. Investigators, however, dismissed the trail of attempted murder despite the violence of the scene and the deep marks still visible on the neck of the thirties. The court hearing should be held in a few months.
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