Jeanne Ruby bit, slapped and scratched Middle Eastern woman who was wearing face-covering Muslim veil
A Paris court today gave a retired French teacher a one-month suspended sentence for attacking a Middle Eastern woman who was wearing a face-covering Muslim veil. The court also ordered Jeanne Ruby to pay €800 (£698) in damages to the victim, a citizen of the United Arab Emirates. Ruby had been charged with aggravated violence, and the prosecutor had asked that she be given a two-month suspended sentence. The incident – in which Ruby bit, slapped and scratched her victim – happened in a shop in the French capital in February. In a recent interview with Le Parisien newspaper, Ruby compared the niqab to a "muzzle" and said she did not mean to harm the woman and had wanted to pull the veil off.