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Man Slashes Rabbi’s Throat While Screaming “Allahu Akbar” — Police Trying to Determine Motive

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:28 pm

It’s a real head scratcher:

PARIS — 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, according to police and judicial officials and Richard Prasquier, who heads CRIF, France’s largest umbrella organization of Jewish groups.

. . . .

The assailant was of Iranian origin, and an official investigation was underway to determine a possible motive, Prasquier said.

Gendarme!!! Look over here!

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 do believe we have . . . A CLEW!!! Alert Hercule Poirot!

Above: Not Hercule Poirot

Yes, it’s the biggest mystery since that Muslim guy shot up the Jewish community center while screaming his hatred of Israel and Jews. The motive for that attack was labeled a “mystery” by the Los Angeles Times (motto: “Derrrr.”).

I wish the intrepid investigators bonne chance in solving this, truly one of the world’s Greatest Mysteries of recent times.

43 Responses to “Man Slashes Rabbi’s Throat While Screaming “Allahu Akbar” — Police Trying to Determine Motive”

  1. a touristic shopping area

    this is new to me

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  2. happy: touristic shopping areas are places where some people can express their religious freedom as they see fit while confusing journalists about their motive.

    Get with the program while enjoying a treat. I like tacos. I don’t know why, I just do.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  3. Maybe this has something to do with it;

    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, said a police official on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

    narciso (3fec35)

  4. I’m stumped. I mean, we can rule out Muslim anti-Semitism, because Islam is the Religion of Peace™. Other than that, I’m completely baffled.

    aunursa (7014a8)

  5. oh. they shoulda just said tacos

    I’m in!

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  6. It is a complete mystery. Perry Mason would be confounded.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  7. “Behead All Who Portray Islam As Violent”

    Among Top 10 All Time Signs!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  8. I’m with you, happy. Tasty tacos can let you think about other ways to cook without dangerous pressure devices. Stick with beef or chicken, though.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  9. From the Holy Quran, Koran, whatever:

    “Kill the infidel wherever you find him.”

    Coexist, racists.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  10. Allahu Akbar does not sound vewy Fwench.

    elissa (c4f7a3)

  11. Obviously the work of a teabagging racist Kochtupus.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R (96a7a4)

  12. Indubitably, a dastardly plot by Mossad.

    htom (412a17)

  13. Every time I turn around, it’s always a Presbyterian trying to kill me.

    So, I offer a tasty, low-fat, veggie taco.

    That usually works, but sometimes I have to revert to an ahi tuna casserole. That’s for the gay marriage radicals.

    Ag80 (19f299)

  14. Patterico, your headline nearly made me wet myself.

    Amy Alkon (313dfe)

  15. Why would a devote muslim select a box cutter in his jahadic mission of mass murder? Obviously he has lost touch with reality. And what a remarkable coincidence that the victims were both wearing jewish skull caps and both were in a synagogue. And in France yet! What are the odds? This will indeed take some time to figure out.

    bobathome (c0c2b5)

  16. 6. It is a complete mystery. Perry Mason would be confounded.

    Comment by Ag80 (19f299) — 4/24/2013 @ 8:50 pm

    Correction. “Confuzzled.”

    Is one of our resident liberals on the case. I’m worried about the inevitable backlash.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  17. i blame the juice

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  18. A Marine Corps Wildcat latches on to the tail of a Japanese Zero and doesn’t let go. April 1943, the Solomons.

    For no particular reason.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  19. Well, other than being April.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  20. the assailant screamed “Allah-u-Akbar”

    I am getting a feeling deju vue.

    Wasn’t there an Army psychiatrist at Fort Hood who shouted “Allah-u-Akbar” and then shot and killed Soldiers.

    Oh, I forgot. That was workplace violence.

    slp (aa6b95)

  21. Also few planes run into the ground/buildings that way.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  22. And there is this guy at an army base who,was yelling it when he mowed downwind his fun some people standing in line.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  23. Oh wait, same guy.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  24. I meant to,say the Times Square bomb guy gave a smile and said it.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  25. Then there was this Palestinian mom whose 17 yo,son took out 5 other teenagers in his suicide attack. She shouted a.akbar! But also,handed out some fancy chocolates.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  26. Anything to deny Bush. They are still fighting florida 2000. Of course extremist Islamists kill jews, always have, always will.

    My solution is to move 3 wings of fighters and a 3 armored brigades to Israel. End this wistful foolishness that these arabs are ever going to conquer the jews

    E.PWJ (f44e22)

  27. Was that THE Amy Alkon ?!

    JD (afbaef)

  28. I hope she was wearing those gloves.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  29. All tacos aside, if it walks like un canard, and it quacks “Allahu Akbar!” like un canard . . .

    Icy (1d544c)

  30. Perhaps he was upset at the American government’s treatment of the Navajo Indians.

    CrustyB (69f730)

  31. Comment by JD (afbaef) — 4/25/2013 @ 6:50 am

    That’s right. Patterico is one of the most-read political blogs on the internet, he was cited in a New York Times bestselling book, he broke a story on his blog about SWATting that led to front-page stories in major newspapers, and popular advice columnists regularly read his blog.

    aunursa (25d6f5)

  32. Perhaps OJ can spare a few vaunted investigators from his world class team of intrepid sleuths tirelessly searching for a motive in the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.

    Who knows, the motive for the Paris slashings might be right under the noses of the gendarmes.

    ropelight (1c4d9c)

  33. Was that THE Amy Alkon ?!

    Comment by JD (afbaef) — 4/25/2013

    I’m a huge fan too. She’s dropped by a couple of times.

    Dustin (2da3a2)

  34. And she has linked this post on her blog, stand alone, with generous praise.

    nk (875f57)

  35. He did it in a rit of fealous jage.

    Inspector Clouseau (ae6bd1)

  36. and an official investigation was underway to determine a possible motive


    Just a guess.

    Patricia (be0117)

  37. It’s stunning to realize had the slasher been wearing a Jewish skullcap and the victim been an Iranian just how much clarity there would be as to motive. If only all crimes would fit and meet the pre-designated standards of criteria.

    Dana (292dcf)

  38. There is some confusion here. Hercule Poirot is not French. He is Belgian.

    They should alert Inspector Maigret.

    Rich Rostrom (47c4e2)

  39. Can a synagogue be considered a workplace? Because it it can our gub’mint has a handy dandy explanation for this stuff. See the footnote next to MAJ Hasan.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  40. Also, shouldn’t this synagogue be paying for Sandra Fluke’s birth control? Perhaps that’s what the Iranian gent was angry about.

    Steve57 (da9e0e)

  41. What’s the next step below nazgul, death eater, that’s how far they descend,

    narciso (3fec35)

  42. “Round up the usual suspects.” Prefect of Police Renault, who IS French, and who blows with the wind (and the prevailing wind happens to be from Vichy, again).

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

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