Thursday, 5 March 2009
Antwerp: Muslim attacks Jews
Source: Islam in Europe
According to the Belga news agency, the man spoke a foreign language, but it's unclear which. According to one victim he spoke Arabic, but others think it was Polish (HLN, NL). Given the description below, it looks like a Muslim religiously motivated attack.
A press release from the Forum of Jewish Organizations, the Flemish Jewish umbrella organization :
"This evening there were three separate attacks, suspected to have been committed by the same culprit.
In the area of the Somersstraat between 8pm and 8:30pm, a man of Arabic origin attacked three religious Jews without provocation. The man, ~1.70m high, attacked his victims with a steel bar while shouting "Allah Akbar" ('Allah is Great') and "Yahud, Yahud" ('Jew, Jew').
One of the victims suffered multiple fractures to his hand and was taken for treatment to St. Vincentius hospital.
The last victim, while defending himself, took hold of the steel bar, which caused the culprit to flee.
The police was informed and a report was drawn up. They're taking these incidents very seriously.
The attorney-general was informed and asked for the pictures from the security cameras in the neighborhood were these incidents occurred.
It is not the first time that attacks were committed by Muslims against orthodox Jews in this neighborhood.""
Source: FORUM der Joodse Organisaties (Dutch)