Muslim Hits Nurse for Removing Wife's Burka During Birth

He gets 6 months for slugging French health-care worker
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 23, 2011 12:45 AM CST
Updated Dec 23, 2011 12:57 AM CST

(Newser) – A Muslim man has been sentenced to six months in a French prison for slugging a nurse as she removed his wife's burka during childbirth. Nassim Mimoune, 24, was first ejected from the delivery room at a Marseille hospital after he accused the health-care worker of "rape" during a medical examination, reports the Daily Mail. He then smashed open the locked door to burst in and attack the women, according to witnesses. "Your religious values are not superior to the laws of the republic," said the judge as he passed sentence. (Read more burka stories.)

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