Here’s yet another in a long series of completely unrelated acts of violence.
An escapee from a psychiatric institution slashed a rabbi and his son with a box-cutter on Tuesday, prompting witnesses to tackle and subdue the attacker after a chase through a Paris synagogue, officials said.
The rabbi, who is in his late 40s, was recovering from surgery for a neck injury and his 18-year-old son sustained lesser injuries in the attack north of a touristic shopping area near Paris’ gilded Opera Garnier…
The assailant was of Iranian origin, and an official investigation was underway to determine a possible motive, Prasquier said. The attacker, now in police custody, had escaped from a psychiatric hospital near southeastern Lyon last week…
Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor’s office, said the two victims had been wearing Jewish skullcaps, and the attacker was detained after a chase through the synagogue. The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which monitors anti-Semitic incidents worldwide, said in a statement that the assailant screamed “Allah-u-Akbar” — or “God is great” — during the attack.
I have absolutely no idea what could motivate anyone to do such a thing.
Unless… Say, does France have a Tea Party?
P.S. I almost forgot, here’s the AP’s headline: Escapee from psychiatric hospital slashes rabbi, son with box-cutter outside Paris synagogue. Nothing about “Allahu Akbar.”
P.P.S. If you want to see what else Not All Muslims have done over the last few years, click here.
P.P.P.S. More news from France: Another completely unrelated act of violence.