A clash of religions was one of the reasons for an argument between a Muslim man and his Christian partner, Lynn magistrates heard on Friday.
Tanveer Iqbal, 37, of Churn Court, Lynn, got into a row with his partner of nine years on November 20 last year.
Yvonne Neill, prosecuting, said the couple had different religions and this had caused problems in the past.
She also said Iqbal was holding their two daughters, aged two and three, at the time of the argument – but they slipped from his arms and one of them ended up in a “headlock”.
He then picked them back up and went outside, but he fell over and dropped them.
“Both girls banged their head on the floor,” said Ms Neill. “His partner was so distressed by his actions she couldn’t stand up and was shaking violently.”
Iqbal, who represented himself in court, admitted threatening behaviour and causing criminal damage to a patio table. He said religion wasn’t an issue, and they had just had a “stressful day”.
He was sentenced to a two-year community order with supervision and programme requirements.
He was also made subject to a two-year restraining order and ordered to pay £15 compensation and £145 costs.