Hero Of Paris Grocery Store Siege To Get The Ultimate Reward From The French Government

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Lassana Bathily, Muslim who saved hostages during siege at Paris grocery store on January 9

Congratulations, Lassana Bathily!  attribution: Screenshot/BFMTV

 

Lassana Bathily, a Muslim man originally from Mali, saved several lives in the siege of a Paris grocery store:

Lassana Bathily, a Muslim employee at Paris Kosher grocery store Hyper Cacher, saved several people by hiding them in a walk-in freezer when a gunman laid siege to his workplace on Friday.

He later snuck out of the grocery store and helped police plan the operation to liberate the hostages. Parisians hailed him as a hero for saving so many lives and many began a social media campaign to award him citizenship.

The French government is taking steps to make that happen next week:

Lassana Bathily will be given French nationality next week! http://t.co/…
@RosieGray

Félicitations, Lassana Bathily!

Source: Dailykos.com

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