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Los Angeles, CA - Muslim Hero In Paris Kosher Market Attack Given Medal By Simon Wiesenthal Center

Published on: March 25, 2015 10:35 PM
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Lassana Bathily (C), a Muslim immigrant form Mali who hid Jewish shoppers at a kosher market in Paris during a hostage situation with a terrorist, receives Medal of Honor from Rabbi Marvin Heir (L) as he is honored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Beverly Hills, California March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork DjansezianLassana Bathily (C), a Muslim immigrant form Mali who hid Jewish shoppers at a kosher market in Paris during a hostage situation with a terrorist, receives Medal of Honor from Rabbi Marvin Heir (L) as he is honored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Beverly Hills, California March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Los Angeles, CA -  The Simon Wiesenthal Center honored the Muslim shop assistant who hid Jewish shoppers at the kosher market in Paris during a hostage crisis in January, reports Mynewsla.com (http://bit.ly/19lv1Xy).

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Lassana Bathily, a Malian-born Muslim shop assistant, was honored with the Medal of Valor at the center’s annual National Tribute Dinner at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. He is one of two living recipients of the Medal of Valor. The other living recipient, Kevin Vickers, is Canada’s ambassador to Ireland. As sergeant at arms of Canada’s House of Commons, he shot and killed a gunman who killed a guard at the Canadian National War Memorial.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization that fights anti-Semitism worldwide.

Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein received the center’s highest award – the Humanitarian Award – for supporting the center and its Museum of Tolerance.
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg was the dinner’s master of ceremonies.

Lassana Bathily (2nd R), a Muslim immigrant from Mali who has been credited as a hero for saving hostages' lives in the January 9 Islamist militant attack at a kosher supermarket in Paris, speaks after receiving the Medal of Honor from Rabbi Marvin Hier (L) as he is honored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Beverly Hills, California March 24, 2015. REUTERSLassana Bathily (2nd R), a Muslim immigrant from Mali who has been credited as a hero for saving hostages' lives in the January 9 Islamist militant attack at a kosher supermarket in Paris, speaks after receiving the Medal of Honor from Rabbi Marvin Hier (L) as he is honored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Beverly Hills, California March 24, 2015. REUTERS


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 Mar 26, 2015 at 06:08 AM Avrohom Abba Says:

This is a kiddush Hashem. Boruch Hashem!

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 Mar 26, 2015 at 07:16 AM Easygoing770 Says:

A metal is nice. But even the Nobel prize comes with a cash payment. I really hope dreamworks and Harvey Weinstein scraped their pennies together and gave this man a nice cash payment. Let the world know when you help save jewish lives we show proper appreciation.

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 Mar 26, 2015 at 08:02 AM alterknaker Says:

Yes I raise my hat for this man, kol hakavod

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