Strasbourg, France – Orthodox Jewish Man Stabbed In France As Attacker Yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’

Strasbourg, France – A Jewish man was stabbed Friday in Strasbourg, France, the UK’s Daily Expressreported.

According to the report, the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he stabbed the man, who was described as “belonging to the orthodox Hasidic sect.”

According to another report in the Mirror, the victim was not seriously wounded and is currently in stable condition at a hospital.

The attacker was arrested but details of his identity have not yet been released.

The northeastern France city is no stranger to anti-Semitism.

In February 2015, several hundred Jewish graves were damaged at a nearby cemetery, garnering condemnation from high-ranking French officials.

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  1. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    A Chabad hassid was stabbed on Friday afternoon by a Muslim man in Strasbourg, France.

    Paramedics who were called to the scene treated the wounded man, who was reportedly stabbed in the stomach, then transferred him to the hospital in moderate condition.

    Police believe the stabbing was an anti-Semitic attack. Police have arrested the stabber, and brought him in for questioning.

    Strasbourg and the surrounding areas are home to around 15,000 Jews, roughly five percent of the population.

    The chief rabbi of Strasbourg, Rabbi Rene Gutman, told AFP the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening.

    The rabbi claimed the suspect had previously attacked a member of the local Jewish community in 2010.

    Condemning the attack, he told AFP it “in no way reflects the prevailing climate in Strasbourg,” which has a large Jewish community.

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