Muslim ‘Supermarket Hero’ Receives French Citizenship

January 20, 2015 10:59 PM

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Muslim ‘Supermarket Hero’ Receives French Citizenship

Lassana Bathily, the employee who sheltered shoppers in a kosher grocery store during Paris’ jihadi siege earlier this month, was granted French citizenship on Tuesday.

Bathily, 24, was born in Mali and has lived in France for nearly a decade. He had applied for citizenship last summer, and his application was expedited after the attack.

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