PARIS – French government appreciated the struggle of Lassana Bathily, a Muslim guy who risked his own life to help save others in Paris attack, and was awarded with citizenship to become the family member of french nation.
Lassana Bathily was working at the kosher Hyper Cacher grocery store when the magazine office was attacked. He risked his life to save others, guiding 15 people to the store room and providing them space to hide. He switched off the freezer turned off the lights and told everyone to stay calm. This act not only won the hearts of French people but also impressed the global community.
People had demanded for him French citizenship as they accepted him as member of French nation. People around the world cheered Bathily, with about 300,000 signing a Change.org petition asking that he be given the Legion d’Honneur, a highly prestigious award given to those who done exceptional things for France.
Government responded as.
— French Government (@French_Gov) January 15, 2015
Bernard Cazeneuve – interior Minister In French Government -will conduct Bathily’s citizenship ceremony himself this Tuesday.
Bathily believes that it is the teaching of Islam to save the others and Islam teaches sacrifice. He told an international media that a practicing Muslim should sacrifice for others.
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