OUTRAGE IN FRANCE: Muslim teenager says attack on Jewish teacher was for ISIS and Allah
France has the highest Jewish and the Muslim populations in Europe. Violent racial incidents have been in the spotlight since ISIS claimed a series of attacks in Paris on Nov. 13.
PARIS – A teenager who attacked a Jewish teacher in Marseille on Monday is a Turkish citizen of Kurdish origin who said he acted in the name of the militant Islamist group Islamic State, the prosecutor in the southern French city of Marseille said.
“He claimed to have acted in the name of Allah and the Islamic State, repeating several times to have done on behalf of Daesh (Islamic State),” the prosecutor, Brice Robin, told a news conference.
The 15 year-old, who was armed with a machete and a knife, attacked and wounded the teacher slightly outside of a synagogue in the ninth arrondissement district of Marseilles before being stopped and arrested.
The young man was reportedly mentally unstable at the time of the attack.
The victim sustained minor injuries to his back and hand.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve earlier
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