Man Shouts Allah Akbar and Tries to Cut Rabbi’s Throat: Police Say Motive Unclear


It’s another one of those baffling mysteries. Muslims attack non-Muslims while shouting Allah Akbar and no one can figure out a motive.

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.

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

Neck injury is the Washington Post’s delicate way of saying that he tried to cut Rabbi Baruch d’Epinay’s throat.

The motive is incomprehensible. The one thing we can be sure of is that Islam has nothing to do with it. The media is emphasizing the loony angle because the Muslim attacker was a patient, but a Muslim attacking a Rabbi is not a mental breakdown, it’s conventional enough behavior. There have been plenty of Muslim attacks on Jews in Europe. Major Muslim leaders have called for doing far worse than slashing two men with a boxcutter.

But once we’ve dismissed the Islamic motive and focused on the loony issue, why was the Muslim slasher committed to a psychiatric hospital in the first place?

“He was detained on 28 March after being arrested for” the damage committed on the astronomical clock of the cathedral of Lyon, “said another source.

So it’s a real interfaith issue.

What was his entirely secular reason for attacking the church clock? He complained that the clock was interfering with his prayers.

  • surfcitysocal

    Paris police, I'd say, are "kissing the crocodile".


      Socialist Frawnce is kissing the cobra.

  • Michael Copeland

    Those three Jews "stabbed in the neck" in Boston on 9/11 2011, and left with marijuana sprinkled on them – the motive there is still being sought, we must suppose.

  • Brian

    Yelling allah akbar is proof that this maniac is a muslim terrorist. When are our American newspapers going to admit that these "people" are terrorists and use the words "neck injury". With the recent events in Boston and now France, maybe out newspapers should review their positions on defending these terrorists and start writing the truth as it is. Every time the newspapers and some TV stations are soft on truths, the terrorists increase their terror on innocents.
    BTW muslim terrorists , show me where allah ever stated to kill innocents.

    • DUKE


      • Mike

        That was mohammed that wrote those words. It was written by a hater. When he screamed allah akbar translated he said G_D was great. Did he mean G_d was a great killer?

        • Roger

          Or he was proving submission (islam means submission) and following surah 9:5

          9:5 Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

          • JoJoJams

            Gee. Sounds just like being extorted for money by the mafia for "protection". Exactly like it.

          • defcon 4

            I get the feeling paying the jizya isn't always a guarantee of safety from muslime violence either and woebetide you if you don't have the muslime protection payment ready on time.

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    • Denis MacEoin

      I suppose they started to kill innocents when, under Muhammad's overall supervision, the order was given to behead all the men above the age of 13 from the Jewish tribe of Banu Qaynuqa' in Medina. Plenty of others after that.

  • Ghostwriter

    Gee,and Muslims continue to wonder WHY Americans have such a negative opinion of Islam. It's largely due to stuff like this and no one in the Muslim community condemns this sort of thing,that's why.

    • marcy sofer

      the muslim community not only doesnt condem this savagery the applaud it.

  • truebearing

    Well, once again we must search our souls and try to figure out how we wronged this poor Muslim head case. We're all at fault for refusing to become Muslims and kill those who won't. It's time we acknowledge this simple and obvious moral clarity.

    • Roger

      Yes… I'll discuss it whenI finish hanging a ham hock in the front window… there. Learned that from Spain where they have islamic activists going around murdering dogs.

  • defcon 4

    This muslime bastage attacked a Rabbi and his son in a synagogue in Paris? The capital of France? In broad daylight?

    "Neck injury". At least the Washington Post didn't say it was a shaving accident.

    • Roger

      Workplace shaving violence?

  • Dan

    The news media IS the problem. Its their job to pressure the politicians to take positive action to remedy these situations. However, they consistently help the terrorists by acting as apologists for them. They put a twist or spin on it and confuse the issue, and end up blaming the victims. Its all our fault they are killing us because of bla bla bla

  • AdinaK

    Tragically, those who are tasked to protect can no longer do so, they too have been ordered into dhimmi status, and this is a fact. They are given seminars on how to "delicately" treat the Muslim community, even as they go abroad to sift through terror plots-….

    Need more insight? –

    Whether abroad or in America it matters not a whit. The west is near bowed as leftists do the dirty work of Islamic supremacists, even in Great Neck, NY –

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Man Shouts Allah Akbar and Tries to Cut Rabbi’s Throat: Police Say Motive Unclear"

    Another episode of "Unsolved Mysteries."

    • defcon 4

      As Roger said above, maybe it was all just a case of workplace shaving violence, an accident!

  • Mary Sue

    They could outright say that they want America to go Muslim and they won't stop Jihading and terroristing until America turns muslim, and they STILL would say "motives are unclear".

    as an aside, the terrorist that was arrested in Canada recently, Raed Jasser (I'm not sure if he's the Iranian or the Tunisian), claimed in court that he's above Canada's laws because they're not based on the holy book he follows! He is not a Canadian Citizen.

    • Mary Sue

      oh wait it was the other guy. THe tunisian, Chiheb Esseghaier

    • pagegl

      If our laws do not apply to them is it okay to shoot them? Since the law doesn't apply to them that wouldn't be murder, would it?

  • Softly Bob

    This reminds me of the Simpsons episode where officer Wiggum, after seeing all evidence that points to a vampire, declares "probably a mummy." If you don't what I'm talking about, I'm sure you can find it.

  • Redballjets

    Muslims attack non-Muslims and no one can figure out a motive!!!??? That’s the most naive statement I have ever heard. The ONLY motive they need is that that person is NON-MUSLIM!!! People need to learn the truth about Islam!!!

  • Ballistic in Boston

    I respectfully call your attention to the comments below made within the past 48 hours by the ex-wellfare beneficiary mother of the Tsarnaev brothers that reflect the genetic makeup of these people.

    “You know, I saw a very, very interesting video last night that the marathon was something like a really big play. There is, like, paint instead of blood, like it is made-up something.”

    "My oldest son is killed, so I don’t care. I don’t care if my youngest son is going to be killed today. I want the world to hear this. And, I don’t care if I am going to get killed too. And I will say Allahu Akbar!”

  • Fred Ginder

    There is an old mid Eastern(ne Arabian) proverb about how a Jackel can kill a lion. "Never aproach a lion alone, always get his attention from the side or back and nip at his heals and run away., After a time, be patient, the loin will forget to eat and tire. Then you have him.. This is appropriate to remember about this time. What is happening to American interests in the world and by whom? The mid east knows history.

  • Don Rushing

    If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, swims like a duck and does everything like a duck, guess what.. it is a duck. The only reason why police and other government officials will not be honest about such attacks is because of political correctness brought about by Obama, Joe Bite Me and the entire democRAT Party along with all the liberals/progressives/marxists/muslims/socialists/communists.
    Why?? Because they are anti-American and want to destroy this country.

  • Tom Skylark

    Don't non-Moslems get tired of Moslem terrorists who get caught saying, "Allah made them commit the crime?"

  • Blair Franconia, NH

    It figures. Islamofascists want to take over the world and Obama plays Chamberlain to bin Laden's Hitler.

  • Rick_in_VA

    It’s been said before, and it bears repeating:
    Not all Muslims are terrorists, but
    Virtually all terrorists are Muslim.

  • theccur

    Political Correctness is everywhere.

  • Mike

    Amazing, yet some politicians wonder why Americans want to arm themselves.