Many Arabs and Muslims were also targeted in truck attack in the French city of Nice on Thursday evening, according to an Iranian journalist who was present on the ground.
Maryam Violette said she saw bodies on the ground with either the Muslim head covering hijab or some clothing of Arabic nature.
Many on social media are taking her statements as evidence that that driver, a French citizen of Tunisian ancestry, was indiscriminate as he ploughed through the Bastille Day crowd near the French Riviera.
“There were so many Muslim people who were victims because I could see they had scarves over their head and some were speaking Arabic, one family lost a mother and in Arabic, they were saying she’s a martyr,” Violette, who works for the ZananTV, told the Guardian.
“People were celebrating and it was so peaceful, it was a festive vibe, it was right after the fireworks that the truck came and ran over people,” she added.[Source: Saudi Gazette]