Jewish man stabbed in Marseilles by ISIS supporters, prosecutor said.

It's Not a Great Time to Be Jewish in France

It's Not a Great Time to Be Jewish in France

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Nov. 18 2015 6:15 PM

It's Not a Great Time to Be Jewish in France

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Police on patrol in Marseille on Tuesday.

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A Jewish man in the southern French city of Marseilles was taunted and stabbed by ISIS sympathizers in an apparently random attack today, a local prosecutor said. The man is expected to recover. From Reuters:

Three people on two scooters, one of them wearing an Islamic State t-shirt, approached the teacher in the street, Marseilles prosecutor Brice Robin told Reuters ... "The three people insulted, threatened and then stabbed their victim in the arm and leg. They were interrupted by the arrival of a car and fled," Robin added.
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Jews were also targeted by the Jan. 9, 2015 attack on a kosher Paris supermarket in which an ISIS-affiliated gunman killed four people. The historically anti-Semitic National Front party, meanwhile, has recently been gaining a great deal of support among voters concerned about the perceived threat of Muslim immigration; the party was expected to do well in upcoming elections even before the Nov. 13 Paris attacks.