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Afghan Asylum Seekers Beat Woman on Paris Train for 'Showing Too Much Cleavage'

Commuters and passengers arrive at Gare de Lyon train station, in Paris, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Two Afghan asylum seekers severely beat a woman on a train last week for “showing too much cleavage,” a French paper reported.

According to France’s Valeurs Actuelles, the attack happened on a train leaving Paris at around 10:45 p.m. last Wednesday. The men first verbally abused the 33-year-old woman for not being dressed in a way they deemed appropriate. Then, after they stopped at Dijon’s train station, they tried forced her out and beat her legs. The woman was reportedly kicked and beaten until she fell to the ground.

Police were called and the 19- and 23-year-old asylum seekers were arrested at the train station. The pair were scheduled to appear in criminal court sometime this week. Both of the Afghan men live in Dole, in France’s Jura region, but hopefully not for long.

Europe has taken a hard line against Afghan asylum seekers, deporting thousands of them in the past two years. While many of them probably have compelling reasons to stay, these two have clearly failed to assimilate and should be forced to skedaddle back to where they came from.