News Agencies – February 28, 2012

Father tries to set 23-year-old daughter alight for being too emancipated. A man was being held by police after allegedly trying to set fire to his grown-up daughter in central Paris. Le Parisien newspaper reported that the man sprayed teargas in the young woman’s face and then covered her in petrol on Saturday evening. The father was apparently annoyed that the woman planned to go out with a group of friends that evening and considered her “too emancipated”.

The newspaper quoted a source describing him as a “Muslim fundamentalist.”

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