Jewish rabbi is stabbed in Strasbourg by ‘Muslim attacker who shouted “Allahu Akbar”‘

Daily Mail

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A rabbi has been stabbed in Strasbourg, allegedly by a Muslim.

The attacker, who has been arrested, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ – God is great – as he stabbed the 55-year-old man, Le Journal du Dimanche reported.

The Hasidic man was ‘moderately’ injured in the attack outside a brasserie in the north of the city, according to local reports.

The attacker is believed to have a history of mental health issues.

A source to the investigation told French station BFMTV that terrorism has been ruled out, however they are unsure of the man’s motive.

Officers have ruled out a terror motive for the attack and believe the suspect has suffered serious mental health issues.

Strasbourg is in the north east of France, near the German border, and is a seat of the European Parliament.

France has been in a state of emergency since the Paris attacks last November and remains on high alert following recent terrorist incidents in Nice and near Rouen.

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