Hajer Khalfallah is the wife of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the Tunisian/ French delivery driver who was shot dead after on Bastile Day in Nice where he opened fire on a crowd watching a fireworks show, and then drove through the masses in his white panel truck.
Hajer Khalfallah’s husband Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, was born in France to Tunisian parents, he worked as a delivery man before he was fired for falling asleep behind the wheel and crashed into four cars, he was also involved in a bar brawl and beat up his wife. Those were the crimes that put him he had been under the Police’s on the radar, for the past six months.
Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel yelled “Allahu Akbar” ~”God is Great”, but he never acted like a Muslim.
Hajer Khalfallah’s cousin said Bouhlel who he described as s*** and some piece of work, was not a Muslim, he never prayed, didn’t attended a mosque, did drugs, drank alcohol and beat his wife.
‘Bouhlel was not religious. He did not go to the mosque, he did not pray, he did not observe Ramadan.’He drank alcohol, ate pork and took drugs. This is all forbidden under Islam.”
‘He was not a Muslim, he was a s***.
‘He beat his wife, my cousin, he was a nasty piece of work.’
Hajer Khalfallah was finally divorced, she was a free woman, free from the years of abuse and violence by the hand of the father of her three children aged five, three and 18 months. Hajer separated from her husband two years ago, she lived in an apartment in the 12th floor close to her the one bedroom apartment her husband rented in Abattoirs a northern suburb. It is possible she was shocked and horrified when police informed her about the terrible thing he did. Hajer and her children are now under protective custody, her home and her husband’s rented apartment he rented, both placed had been ransacked by the police.
He was not a fanatical muslim. He drank alcohol, he chased girls, he went to nightclubs. He did not go to the mosque. He was not religious at all.
‘He split up from his wife about two years ago. She is a lovely woman. He worked as a delivery driver, but is believed to have been fired recently after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing into four vehicles on a highway.”
“But he separated from wife Hajer some two years ago following a series of violent arguments, and he was said to have been depressed in recent months as their divorce had been finalized.”
Neighbors commented about Aboulel.
“He kept himself to himself but would always rant about his wife,” one neighbor told BFM-TV. “He had marital problems and would tell people in the local cafe. He scared my children.”
“He (didn’t) pray and like(d) girls and Salsa,” “Definetevly more into woman than religion.”
“He seemed very weird,” she said. “He said very little to anyone and wasn’t very polite. He wouldn’t hold the door open for you.”