A Muslim waiter, who identified himself as Safer, reportedly risked his life during the Paris attacks on Nov. 13 to save the lives of two women at the Casa Nostra restaurant (video below).
"I was at the counter," Safer told the BBC. "We heard explosions, really loud bangs. Everyone started screaming, glass rained down on us. It was awful. There was glass all over the place, hitting us in our faces."
He added that he then saw two women on the terrace who had been hit; one was hit in the wrist, the other in the shoulder.
"They were bleeding really badly," he said.
Safer waited for a pause during the gunfire, and ran outside to the terrace.
"I picked them up and rushed them downstairs to the basement," he said. "I sat with them and tried to stop the bleeding."
He added that even from downstairs, they could hear the gunfire above.
"It was terrifying," he said.
The Casa Nostra is located in an area where Muslims and others of Arab descent live, notes the news site.
"Real Muslims are not made for killing people," Safer said. "These are criminals."
CNN anchors Isha Sesay and John Vause suggested on Nov. 15 that all Muslims in France were somehow responsible, in part, for the actions of the terrorists, reports RawStory.com (video below).
During an interview, Vause asked Yaser Louati, of the Collective Against Islamophobia, why other Muslims in France did not know what the terrorists were up to.
“Sir, the Muslim community has nothing to do with these guys,” Louati told Vause. “Nothing. We cannot justify ourselves for the actions of someone who claims to be Muslim.”
After Louati insisted that other Muslims could not take responsibility for the terrorists' actions, Vause asked, “Why not?”
“What is the responsibility within the Muslim community to identify what is happening within their own ranks when it comes to people who are obviously training and preparing to carry out mass murder," Vause added.
“No, no, no, no, no, no, sir, they were not from our ranks,” Louati responded.
Sesay said that the Muslim community had to take greater responsibility for the choices made by its young people.
After the interview was over, Vause added, "I have yet to hear the condemnation from the Muslim community on this.”
“The point he is making is, ‘It’s not our fault,'” Sesay added. “But the fact of the matter is when these things happen, the finger of blame is pointed at the Muslim community and so you have to be preemptive. It’s coming from the community. You’ve got to take a stand.”
“The word responsibility comes to mind,” Vause concluded.
“It just comes to mind,” Sesay said. “You can’t shirk that.”