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January 12, 2015 11:06 am

Muslim Hero of Kosher Supermarket Attack Recalls How He Hid Six Customers in Freezer Room

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French Muslim Lassana Bathily became a hero when he hid six customers in freezers and saved them from the gunmen who took hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris. Photo: Screenshot.

Ynet – In a weekend of tragedy, the deeds of Lassana Bathily are a symbol of hope that the human spirit and compassion can unite people and overcome cultural and religious conflicts.

Bathily, 24, is a Mali-born French Muslim, who for the past four years has worked at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in eastern Paris. He was there when terrorist Amdey Coulibaly stormed in on Friday. Without hesitation, knowing that if caught his own life would be in danger, Bathily led six customers down to the freezer rooms, out of the sight of the gunman.

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