Yes, Preston Brooks beat Charles Sumner senseless with a cane on the floor of the U.S. Senate, but that was a long time ago. This is something new in Western politics, courtesy of the mass influx of adherents of a culture of violence.
Oh, and maybe Faure called him names. So what? People get called names all the time. It doesn’t justify El Guerrab’s sending Faure to intensive care.
“French Socialist politician is left fighting for his life ‘after MP in President Macron’s party hits him on the head with a motorbike helmet when he called him a dirty Arab,'” Mailonline, September 1, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
An MP in French president Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche! party has been detained in custody after allegedly putting a rival politician in intensive care by smacking him with a motorbike helmet.
Two police officials explained today that M’jid El Guerrab was being questioned over a fight he had on Wednesday with Socialist Party lawmaker Boris Faure.
It has been alleged in French media that El Guerrab was riding a motorbike in the centre of Paris when he saw Faure – with whom he is said to have fallen out last year – and went over to him.
They briefly spoke before the encounter became violent and they had to be separated by nearby guards.
But El Guerrab has defended his actions by claiming that Faure grabbed him by the arm and called him a ‘dirty Arab’ and an ‘impostor’.
He added: ‘I did not attack Mr Faure.’
Faure’s family have rejected the claim that he was racially insulting to El Guerrab and it is understood both men are threatening to file charges….