A 60-year-old female lawyer ripped a Muslim woman’s Islamic veil off during a row in what French police described as the first known case of ‘burqa rage’. (…)
At one point the lawyer, who was out with her daughter, is said to have likened the Muslim woman to Belphegor – a horror demon character well known to French television viewers.
The lawyer’s use of the name ‘Belphegor’ was particularly inflammatory, said police, because the demon was portrayed by classical writers as ‘Hell’s ambassador to France’.
Expect “Belphegor” to be added to the Toronto cops’ every growing list of bad words.